Richard Gere to return to TV after nearly 30 years in BBC drama
Hollywood actor Richard Gere is making a return to TV after nearly 30 years with the MotherFatherSon drama show. He will be playing a US media mogul in the new BBC drama, alongside Peaky Blinders star Helen McCrory and Billy Howle.
Gere said, "I'm so pleased to be working now with the BBC on this extraordinary eight-hour project with such talented people and which resonates so much to the time we live in."
MotherFatherSon tells the story of businessman Max (Gere), his heiress ex-wife Kathryn (McCrory) and their son Caden (Howle). "The family empire is threatened when Caden, who runs Max's British newspaper, spirals out of control - with consequences for "the future of the family, its empire, and a country on the brink of change", said a spokesman.
The series will consist of eight hour-long episodes made by BBC Studios Drama London.
Filming is starting here and in Spain this summer, but no date has been set yet for when MotherFatherSon will air.