USA has found its newest original series, and it will find them co-producing with one of industry’s biggest growing titans.
Announced today, “Damnation” has officially received a series order by USA, and it will be making its premiere on the network during the 2017-18 season. In an interesting addition to the deal as well, Netflix has come onboard as co-producers of the project, with first-run rights for the drama outside of the US.
Hailing from writer Tony Tost, “Damnation” is described as “an epic saga of the secret history of the 1930s American heartland,” following Killian Scott’s Seth Davenport, a man pretending to be a small-town Iowa preacher, while planning on starting a full-blown revolution against the status quo.
However, Seth is unaware that an industrialist tycoon has already hired a professional strikebreaker named Creeley Turner (Logan Marshall-Green) to stop the uprising, using whatever means necessary. What neither men know, is the bloody secret they already share from their past. Sarah Jones, Chasten Harmon, Christopher Heyerdahl, Melinda Page Hamilton, and Joe Adler also star.
In addition to Tost writing and executive producing the series, David Mackenzie (“Hell or High Water”) directed the pilot episode of the series, with James Mangold, Guymon Casady, and Daniel Rappaport also serving as executive producers on behalf of Entertainment 360.
“Damnation” joins a growing list of ambitious dramas to come from USA over the past few years, including “Suits,” “Mr. Robot,” “Colony,” “Queen of the South,” and “Falling Water.” It is expected to premiere on USA sometime in October.