Thursday, June 9, 2022

Freevee Revives 'American Rust' Following Showtime Cancellation

Freevee has today picked up a second season of the original drama American Rust starring Jeff Daniels and Maura Tierney. The drama originally aired on Showtime in Fall 2021 but was cancelled earlier this year.

Production on the second season is scheduled to begin later this year, with Daniels and Tierney returning. 

Dan Futterman developed the drama based on the novel by Philipp Meyer. He executive produces with Daniels, Adam Rapp, Paul Martino, Michael De Luca, Katie O'Connell Marsh and Elisa Ellis. Boat Rocker Studios produces.

"I'm grateful to Amazon Freevee for giving us the chance to make Season Two of American Rust," said Daniels. "Set inside a struggling American small town, our authentic, realistically told story is built for streaming. The movies they don't make anymore are being made as series at places like Amazon Freevee. It's where I want to be."

"American Rust is exactly the type of gritty and engaging storytelling Amazon Freevee audiences love, and we could not be more excited to bring this prestige series to our customers, free of charge," added Lauren Anderson and Ryan Pirozzi, Co-Heads of Content and Programming, Amazon Freevee. "We can't wait to dive in with Boat Rocker and Dan Futterman to continue the story that intrigued audiences during the first season, and to see the evolution of characters so expertly portrayed by Jeff and Maura in this next chapter."