The Abandons

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The Abandons
Genre
Created byKurt Sutter
Starring
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Production
Executive producers
Production location
Production companySutter Ink
Original release
NetworkNetflix

The Abandons is an upcoming American Western-action drama television series created by Kurt Sutter for Netflix. Set in the 1850s, the series centers on the conflicts of several outlaw groups during the Old west period.

Premise[edit]

In 1850s, Fiona Nolan (Lena Headey), a devout Irish woman who is incapable of conceiving a child, tries to build a family by adopting four orphans believing in higher purpose of her acts. She soon finds herself struggling against European aristocrats claiming possession of her recently acquired home in Oregon.

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

Recurring[edit]

Production[edit]

Conception[edit]

The idea of The Abandons was conceived by Kurt Sutter some time before the creation of Sons of Anarchy.[1]The settings of the series was inspired around the origins of La Cosa Nostra.[1][2]

Development[edit]

On October 13, 2022, Netflix ordered The Abandons for ten one-hour episodes.[2][3][4] Kurt Sutter, the creator of the show, also served as the showrunner and executive producer through his production banner, SutterInk.[3][5] Alongside Sutter, Emmy Grinwis, Stephen Surjik, and Otto Bathurst were appointed as executive producers during an announcement on March 27, 2023.[6][7][8][9][10] Bathurst and Surjik also served as series directors with the former directing its first episode.[6][7][8][9] The following year on March 1, 2024, Jon Paré joined the production as series executive producer.[11][12]

Casting[edit]

On March 27, 2023, Lena Headey was unveiled as the leading character of the series.[6][8][10][13] On June 28, 2023, Gillian Anderson was announced as a part of main cast.[7][9][14] Lucas Till, Nick Robinson, Lamar Johnson, Diana Silvers, Aisling Franciosi, and Natalia del Riego were revealed to have joined the main cast on March 1, 2024.[11][15] Three days later, Clayton Cardenas, long-time collaborator of Sutter, was revealed as a part of the recurring cast.[16] More cast were announced about two weeks later with Patton Oswalt, Sarah Grace White, Michael Ornstein, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, Brían F. O’Byrne, Haig Sutherland, Jack Doolan, Jonathan Koensgen, Katelyn Wells, and Marc Menchaca all joining in recurring capacities.[17] Additional casting were announced on April 4, 2024 with Ryan Hurst, Michael Greyeyes, Michiel Huisman, and Toby Hemingway joining the series in recurring roles.[18]

Filming[edit]

Series filming began in Spring 2024, with Calgary, Alberta as one of its shooting locations.[19][20][21][22] It was revealed on August 9, 2023 that the principal photography were delayed by a year due to ongoing union strikes at that time.[23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jr, Mike Fleming (November 29, 2021). "'Sons Of Anarchy's Kurt Sutter Sets Western 'The Abandons' At Netflix; Shoot-Em-Up Vet On 'Rust' Tragedy & Reforms: 'I Can't Wrap My Brain Around The Fact Live Ammo Was Anywhere Near The Set'". Deadline. Retrieved February 3, 2024.
  2. ^ a b White, Peter (October 13, 2022). "Kurt Sutter's Western 'The Abandons' Rustles Up Series Order At Netflix". Deadline. Retrieved February 3, 2024.
  3. ^ a b Otterson, Joe (October 13, 2022). "Netflix Orders Kurt Sutter Western Drama 'The Abandons' to Series". Variety. Retrieved March 8, 2024.
  4. ^ "Breaking News - Development Update: Thursday, October 13 | TheFutonCritic.com". The Futon Critic. Retrieved March 10, 2024.
  5. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (October 13, 2022). "Kurt Sutter Sets Western Drama 'The Abandons' at Netflix". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 12, 2024.
  6. ^ a b c Andreeva, Nellie (March 27, 2023). "Lena Headey To Star In Kurt Sutter's Netflix Series 'The Abandons'". Deadline. Retrieved February 3, 2024.
  7. ^ a b c Cordero, Rosy (June 28, 2023). "Gillian Anderson Boards Kurt Sutter's Netflix Drama 'The Abandons'". Deadline. Retrieved February 3, 2024.
  8. ^ a b c Otterson, Joe (March 27, 2023). "'Game of Thrones' Alum Lena Headey to Star in Kurt Sutter's Netflix Western Series 'The Abandons'". Variety. Retrieved March 8, 2024.
  9. ^ a b c Otterson, Joe (June 28, 2023). "Gillian Anderson Joins Lena Headey in Netflix Western Series 'The Abandons' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved March 8, 2024.
  10. ^ a b Porter, Rick (March 27, 2023). "Lena Headey to Topline Kurt Sutter's Netflix Western 'The Abandons'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 12, 2024.
  11. ^ a b Grobar, Matt (March 1, 2024). "Lucas Till, Nick Robinson, Diana Silvers, Lamar Johnson, Aisling Franciosi & Natalia Del Riego Join Kurt Sutter's Netflix Series 'The Abandons'". Deadline. Retrieved March 7, 2024.
  12. ^ Otterson, Joe (March 1, 2024). "Kurt Sutter Netflix Western Series 'The Abandons' Adds Six to Cast, Including Nick Robinson and Lucas Till". Variety. Retrieved March 8, 2024.
  13. ^ "Breaking News - Lena Headey Is Coming to Netflix in "The Abandons," A New Series from Kurt Sutter | TheFutonCritic.com". The Futon Critic. Retrieved March 10, 2024.
  14. ^ "Breaking News - Gillian Anderson Will Star Opposite Lena Headey in "The Abandons," Kurt Sutter's Action Drama Set in 1850s Oregon | TheFutonCritic.com". The Futon Critic. Retrieved March 10, 2024.
  15. ^ "Breaking News - Nick Robinson, Diana Silvers, Lucas Till, Lamar Johnson, Aisling Franciosi, and Natalia del Riego Join Lena Headey and Gillian Anderson in Kurt Sutter's "The Abandons" | TheFutonCritic.com". The Futon Critic. Retrieved March 10, 2024.
  16. ^ Cordero, Rosy (March 4, 2024). "Clayton Cardenas To Reunite With 'Mayans M.C.' Co-Creator Kurt Sutter In Netflix's 'The Abandons'". Deadline. Retrieved March 7, 2024.
  17. ^ Cordero, Rosy (March 19, 2024). "Kurt Sutter's Netflix Series 'The Abandons' Casts Patton Oswalt, Sarah Grace White, Michael Ornstein & Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers Among 10". Deadline. Retrieved March 21, 2024.
  18. ^ Otterson, Joe (April 4, 2024). "Kurt Sutter Netflix Western Series 'The Abandons' Adds Four to Cast, Including 'Sons of Anarchy' Alum Ryan Hurst (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved April 4, 2024.
  19. ^ "What's Shooting in Alberta". ACTRA Alberta. Retrieved February 3, 2024.
  20. ^ "The Abandons". Production List | Film & Television Industry Alliance. January 8, 2024. Retrieved March 10, 2024.
  21. ^ Browski, Rich (March 7, 2024). "Production Weekly – Issue 1392 – Thursday, March 7, 2024 / 160 Listings – 37 Pages". Production Weekly. Retrieved March 10, 2024.
  22. ^ Mitchell, Laine. "A new Netflix series will be filmed in Alberta this summer | News". Daily Hive. Retrieved February 3, 2024.
  23. ^ "Stranger Things, Emily in Paris & more; Here's the List of Netflix projects postponed due to WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes". The Economic Times. August 9, 2023. ISSN 0013-0389. Retrieved February 3, 2024.

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