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Texas Rising Preview

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Photo Credit: Prashant Gupta/HISTORY

History Channel takes “go big or go home” to heart starting Monday night with the kickoff of Texas Rising, a ten-hour (five-part) miniseries about the rise of the Texas Rangers after the fall of the Alamo in 1836.

Photo Credit: Prashant Gupta/HISTORY

Photo Credit: Prashant Gupta/HISTORY

Photo Credit: Prashant Gupta/HISTORY

Photo Credit: Prashant Gupta/HISTORY

Photo Credit: Prashant Gupta/HISTORY

Photo Credit: Prashant Gupta/HISTORY

Photo Credit: Prashant Gupta/HISTORY

Photo Credit: Prashant Gupta/HISTORY

Photo Credit: Prashant Gupta/HISTORY

Photo Credit: Prashant Gupta/HISTORY

Photo Credit: Prashant Gupta/HISTORY

Photo Credit: Prashant Gupta/HISTORY

The sprawling drama has a massive cast of recognizable faces and names that include Bill Paxton, Brendan Fraser, Daddy Winchester himself Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Jeremy Davies, Kris Kristofferson, Olivier Martinez, Ray Liotta, Johnathon Schaech, Trevor Donovan, Christopher McDonald, Bates Motel‘s Max Thieriot, Jeff Fahey, Chad Michael Murray, Arrow‘s Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Rob Morrow, Thomas Jane, Alcatraz‘s Sarah Jones, and Justified‘s Jacob Lofland. The full cast list is here.

It’s a pulls-no-punches gritty historical drama about the blood that was spilled all over the state while the Mexicans, Comanche, and Texas frontiersmen, and women, sorted out ownership.

Photo Credit: Prashant Gupta/HISTORY

Photo Credit: Prashant Gupta/HISTORY

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Photo Credit: Prashant Gupta/HISTORY

Photo Credit: Prashant Gupta/HISTORY

Here’s the formal logline: HISTORY’s ten-hour television event series TEXAS RISING will detail the Texas Revolution and the rise of the legendary Texas Rangers. In 1836, west of the Mississippi was considered the Wild West and the Texas frontier was viewed as hell on earth. Crushed from the outside by Mexican armadas and attacked from within by ferocious Comanche tribes – no one was safe. But this was a time of bravery, a time to die for what you believed in and a time to stand tall against the cruel rule of the Mexican General Santa Anna. The heroic General Sam Houston, the rag tag Rangers and the legendary “Yellow Rose of Texas,” lead this story of the human will to win against insurmountable odds. At the end, the Texas flags stood tall and victorious, claiming a piece of history for all eternity.

Photo Credit: Prashant Gupta/HISTORY

Photo Credit: Prashant Gupta/HISTORY

Photo Credit: Prashant Gupta/HISTORY

Photo Credit: Prashant Gupta/HISTORY

Photo Credit: Prashant Gupta/HISTORY

Photo Credit: Prashant Gupta/HISTORY

Photo Credit: Prashant Gupta/HISTORY

Photo Credit: Prashant Gupta/HISTORY

Photo Credit: Prashant Gupta/HISTORY

Photo Credit: Prashant Gupta/HISTORY

Photo Credit: Prashant Gupta/HISTORY

Photo Credit: Prashant Gupta/HISTORY

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Photo Credit: Prashant Gupta/HISTORY

Photo Credit: Prashant Gupta/HISTORY

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Photo Credit: Prashant Gupta/HISTORY

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Photo Credit: Carlos Somonte/HISTORY

Photo Credit: Carlos Somonte/HISTORY

Photo Credit: Carlos Somonte/HISTORY

Photo Credit: Carlos Somonte/HISTORY

Photo Credit: Carlos Somonte/HISTORY

Photo Credit: Carlos Somonte/HISTORY

Photo Credit: Carlos Somonte/HISTORY

Texas Rising begins Monday night at 9/8c on HISTORY. Here are a few sneak peeks.

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