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History network planning Texas miniseries with Fort Worth’s Bill Paxton

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NEW YORK (AP) — The History network is planning another big miniseries after the breakout success of “Hatfields & McCoys” and is even bringing back one of that project’s stars.

Bill Paxton will star as Sam Houston in “Texas Rising,” an eight-hour miniseries that tells of Texas’ revolution against Mexico and the rise of the Texas Rangers. History announced Wednesday the series is planned to air next year.

Brendan Fraser and Ray Liotta also will appear in “Texas Rising.”

With “Hatfields & McCoys,” ”The Bible” and “Vikings,” History has done well lately with big-event historical dramas.  

Robert Francis
Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

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