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'American Rust' Full Cast List: Meet Jeff Daniels and others from Showtime drama

'American Rust' is a thrilling police drama set in a sleepy fictional town in Pennsylvania's Rust Belt
Maura Tierney  and Jeff Daniels  in a still from 'American Rust' (Matthias Clamer/ SHOWTIME)
Maura Tierney and Jeff Daniels  in a still from 'American Rust' (Matthias Clamer/ SHOWTIME)

Book to movie or show adaptations can be pretty tricky. While some adaptations turn out to be even better than the books, others just fall flat leaving fans fuming at the horrible remake. Over the years, Showtime has managed to earn a reputation for putting out some high-quality content on its platform. So, when the network announced that it would soon be releasing a police drama series titled 'American Rust' based on Philip Meyer's bestselling novel of the same name, everybody was intrigued.

The network has pulled out all stops to ensure that their book-to-tv adaptation becomes a huge success. The showrunners roped in an impressive cast with Emmy winner and Tony nominee actor Jeff Daniels and Emmy nominee Maura Tierney in the lead roles. 'American Rust' is a thrilling police drama set in a sleepy fictional town in Pennsylvania's Rust Belt. The fictional town is shaken up following a gruesome murder. The show follows chief of police Del Harris (Jeff Daniels) who must make some very tough choices and decisions when he realizes that the son of the woman he loves is the key suspect in the murder case. Read on to know all about the star-studded cast of the upcoming Showtime drama.


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Jeff Daniels in a still from 'American Rust' (Showtime)

Jeff Daniels as Del Harris

The two-time Emmy-winning and Golden Globe-nominated actor Jeff Daniels needs no introduction. The 66-year-old actor has appeared in several movies and television shows. Some of his notable works include 'The Comey Rule', 'The Newsroom', 'Godless', 'The Looming Towers', etc. Daniels will be reprising the role of a complicated and compromised chief of police Del Harris in a sleepy Pennsylvania town. He has to investigate the murder that left the whole town shocked. Things get complicated when the prime suspect in the murder case turns out to be the son of the woman he loves. 

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Jeff Daniels poses in the press room during the 70th Emmy Awards (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Maura Tierney as Grace Poe

Tierney is a Golden Globe-winning and Emmy-nominated actress who has acted in several movies, television shows, and stage performances. She is best known for her role as Lisa Miller in the NBCs 'NewsRadio' and as Abby Lockhart on the medical drama 'ER'. Her other notable works include 'Beautiful Boy', 'Baby Mama', 'Liar Liar', and 'Primal Fear'. Tierney will be playing the role of Grace Pole on 'American Rust'. Grace is the love interest of chief of police Del Harris. Garce is a beadworker, who is separated from her husband Virgil (Mark Pellegrino), and they have a son Billy (Alex Neustaedter), who becomes the prime suspect in a murder case. 

Maura Tierney (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Alex Neustaedter as Billy Poe

Neustadter is best known for his role in the TV Series 'Colony'. His other works include 'Albino Farm', 'Shovel Buddies', and 'Last Breath'. He reprises the role of Billy Poe on 'American Rust', the son of Grace and Virgil Poe. Billy becomes the prime suspect in a murder case that shocked the entire town. 

Actor Alex Neustaedter (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SCAD)

The other stars of 'American Rust' include: David Alvarez as Isaac English; Bill Camp as Henry English; Julia Mayorga as Lee English; Mark Pellegrino as Virgil Poe; and Rob Yang as Steve Park.

'American Rust' premieres on Sunday, September 12 at 10/9c on Showtime.