Phillip Meyer's debut 2009 novel American Rust was considered one of the best books of the year it came out so it's surprising it took nearly 12 years to make a series based on the story. But now, the upcoming drama series (set to premiere on Showtime on September 12th) shows it will be worth the wait, featuring a powerhouse lead in the form of Jeff Daniels who plays the role of chief of police Del Harris whose experiences in a Rust Belt town in southwest Pennsylvania help to create a compelling family drama that will explore the tattered American dream. Particularly when the woman he truly loves sees her son accused of murder and he is forced to decide what he’s willing to do to protect him.
As the official trailer for the show demonstrates, the results will be a complex and complicated dive into these events. Check it out below: