Del Harris has long served as a police sheriff in a small Pennsylvania town. His best years are behind him, and there are only monotonous working days ahead, which do not bode well for anything interesting. Every morning Del starts off with another dose of pills and then goes to work. One day he becomes a witness to a crime, which, by all indications, was committed by the son of his beloved woman…
“American Rust ss 2”: release date, announcement
A sequel to the addictive crime TV show “American Rust” has not yet been announced. However, it is believed that season 2 of the TV series is quite possible. In this case, the premiere of new episodes will appear no earlier than autumn 2022. We are waiting for official news.
Grace Poe has a hard time in her life. It is not easy for a woman at work, where they are practically not paid, utility bills are endlessly growing, and mortgage debt does not decrease. The bank wants to take the house away from her and sends a notice of eviction. Her son Billy is about to receive an athletic scholarship — this is a small chance to make things a little better. Del Harris, Grace’s lover, also helps her.
When Grace has to move out of her home, she goes to Virgil, her ex-husband who lives with another woman. She insists that Virgil eventually help her stay in the house, thereby doing something good for her own son. Then the man goes to an open meeting with the bank representatives and intimidates them with a shotgun.
Harris was nearby at this point, but made no attempt to disarm Virgil. The bank representatives were pretty scared, and Grace managed to postpone the move for a short while. The woman decided to spend this evening with Del, but an urgent call in the middle of a date made him go to work. The reason for the call was a street fight involving Billy.
On the street a drunk guy stuck to him. Billy tried to resolve the conflict peacefully, but in the end, anger took possession of him and he hit the offender too hard. Thanks to the prompt actions of Harris and his connections, Billy managed to get off with a suspended sentence of six months, but during this time he was deprived of an athletic scholarship.
Shortly after this event, Del receives an urgent call and he finds a corpse in an abandoned building, and next to him is a jacket, which Billy was wearing without removing. Harris manages to hide the evidence, but what happens next? Who committed the murder? Did the guy do this? For what? All of these questions have yet to be answered by Harris.
Del will face a difficult choice: on the one hand — work, on the other hand — a beloved woman, whose son needs protection. Which side will Harris take?
Actors and their roles
- Del Harris — a calm, judicious cop; works in tandem with a Korean; the previous partner had to be fired; tries to act according to his conscience; jealous of Grace to her ex-husband — Jeff Daniels.
- Grace Poe — single-handedly raising an adult child; works as a seamstress; suffers from pain in the arm; in love with Del, although sometimes she has to follow Virgil’s lead; worries about the only son who has every chance of being in prison — Maura Tierney.
- Billy — is fond of football, in which he makes progress; in love with the sister of his Spanish friend, but the girl left and married a rich man; Billy is a kind, helpful guy who is always ready to help his friends — Alex Neustaedter.
- Virgil — ex-husband of Grace, father of Billy; sleeps with different women in order to be able to live in their house; deliberately gets on Harris’s nerves, trying to pretend that he and Grace still have feelings; uses dirty tricks; likes to drink; doesn’t work — Mark Pellegrino.
- For the first time they started talking about the TV series in 2017, when the USA Network company expressed its intention to film the book of the same name by Philipp Meyer. After spending a year looking for a leading actor, the project was closed. A year later, work was resumed by Showtime. Jeff Daniels was cast for the role of Del Harris, and a pilot episode aired on September 11, 2021.
- The novel “American Rust” by the American writer Philipp Meyer was published in 2009. Readers and critics spoke warmly about the work – the novel quickly became a bestseller and was included in the list of the best novelties of 2009.
- The TV show was directed by Craig Zisk (“Shameless“, “Scrubs”, “The Office”, “Entourage”), John Dahl (“Red Rock West”, “Breaking Bad”) and Darnell Martin (“The Walking Dead“, “The Diaries vampire”, “Madam Secretary”, “New Amsterdam“).
- Jeff Daniels joined the show not only as a leading actor, but also became a producer of the season 1. In 2020, he participated in the TV show “The Comey Rule”, and after this project, he immediately went to the set of the show “American Rust”.
- The TV show was filmed in Pittsburgh.
American Rust Season 2: release date
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|2x02||Series 2||not announced|
|2x03||Series 3||not announced|
|2x04||Series 4||not announced|
|2x05||Series 5||not announced|
|2x06||Series 6||not announced|
|2x07||Series 7||not announced|
|2x08||Series 8||not announced|
|2x09||Series 9||not announced|