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American Rust - Pennsylvania Town Drama Ordered to Series by USA Network



USA Network has found its next drama.

The network has given a straight-to-series order to a series adaptation of Philipp Meyer's book American Rust, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The drama of the same name is set in a small Pennsylvania rust belt town and follows the rise and fall of a crime-riddled community as seen through the eyes of a sheriff with a history of violence.

This is the second series adaptation of Meyer's work following AMC's period drama The Son starring Pierce Brosnan. The Son writers Brian McGreevy and Lee Shipman penned the pilot with Meyer and will exec produce the drama with Michael De Luca (The Social Network) via his Michael De Luca Productions, as well as Platform One Media's Elisa Ellis Courtney Conte. De Luca's producing partner Elishia Holmes is onboard as a co-executive producer, while David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express) is attached to the direct and exec produce the premiere episode.

Universal Cable Productions will co-produce with Platform One Media.

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