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Richard Gere announced his return to TV after an almost 30 year

May 25, 2018
12:21 A.M.
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The sensational Hollywood actor opened up about his latest venture that will put an end to his long TV hiatus.

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Richard Gere is set to make a sensational return with his first major role in television in the BBC series MotherFatherSon.

The iconic Hollywood actor told BBC in a statement that he was "pleased to be working now with the BBC on this extraordinary 8-hour project with such talented people."

He also said that he was making his return to television after 30 years for a series that 'resonates so much to the time we live in.'

The eight-part original drama is created and written by Tom Rob Smith, the mastermind behind another popular drama, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.

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BBC further informed that Gere will play the role of Max, who is a 'charismatic self-made American businessman with media outlets' based in London as well across the globe.

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He will star alongside Helen McCrory, who will play the role of Kathryn, a British heiress. Actor Billy Howle will play the role of their son, Caden, who is attempting to follow in his father's footsteps by running his UK newspaper.

Actress McCrory also told in BBC's statement that writer Smith has come up with "the most astonishing script," which was completely original and "full of surprises."

Meanwhile, Smith said that bringing the story of MotherFatherSon out into the world required amassing "an extraordinary cast," which he has now done with Gere, McCrory, and Howle.

The Controller of BBC Drama, Piers Wenger, backed Smith for his latest venture. He stated that the story of MotherFatherSon would "seal Tom Rob Smith's reputation as one of the most individual and original writers of his age."

The source also informed that the series would be made by BBC Studios Drama London for BBC Two under the commission of Patrick Holland, Channel Controller of BBC Two. James Kent is set to be the lead director of the series.

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