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American Rust Picked Up by Amazon Freevee After Showtime Cancellation

Jeff Daniels and Maura Tierney will be reprising their roles in Season 2.
  • Maura Tierney and Jeff Daniels in American Rust (Photo: Dennis Mong/Showtime)
    Maura Tierney and Jeff Daniels in American Rust (Photo: Dennis Mong/Showtime)

    Nearly six months after it was canceled at Showtime, American Rust has been picked up by Amazon Freevee, the free, ad-supported streamer. The drama stars Jeff Daniels and Maura Tierney, who will both return for Season 2, Amazon confirmed on Thursday.

    American Rust, based on Philipp Meyer's novel of the same name, takes place in a Rust Belt town in Southwest Pennsylvania and follows police chief Del Harris (Daniels), who is compromised when the son of the woman he loves (Tierney) is accused of murder.

    "I'm grateful to Amazon Freevee for giving us the chance to make Season 2 of American Rust," Daniels said in a statement. "Set inside a struggling American small town, our authentic, realistically told story is built for streaming. The movies they don't make anymore are being made as series at places like Amazon Freevee. It's where I want to be."

    Production on American Rust Season 2 is scheduled to begin later this year.

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    TOPICS: American Rust, Amazon Freevee, Showtime, Jeff Daniels, Maura Tierney