'American Rust': Release date, spoilers, trailer and all about Showtime's crime drama

'American Rust': Release date, spoilers, trailer and all about Showtime's crime drama
A still from 'American Rust' (Showtime)

Showtime has given its viewers some scintillating content to watch over the years and 'American Rust' is the latest. Based on Philip Meyer's novel that goes by the same name, the police drama is set in a fictional town in Pennsylvania that is shaken up after a horrific murder. Jeff Daniels plays police chief Del Harris who is tasked with the investigation but realizes he can't stay neutral when the son of the woman he loves becomes the key suspect.

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Release date

'American Rust' is slated to premiere on Sunday, September 12 at 10 pm ET/PT.

Where to watch 'American Rust'?

Apart from watching it on the network, viewers can also catch the crime drama on the Showtime app.


Here's what the official synopsis says — "In an economically devastated Pennsylvania steel town, a complicated and compromised chief of police (Jeff Daniels) is forced to decide how far he’s willing to go when the son of the woman he loves (Maura Tierney) is accused of murder. A harrowing journey into the lives of a small town with big secrets, where people are driven by loyalty, love and desperation – and bad choices come far too easy."



Jeff Daniels as Del Harris

Jeff Daniels (Getty Images)

Daniels plays police chief Del Harris in the series and is tasked with investigating the murder in the small town. The versatile actor is a known face in Hollywood and has starred in a string of critically-acclaimed movies - 'Terms of Endearment (1983)', 'George Clooney's historical drama Good Night, and Good Luck (2005)', and 'The Martian' (2015).

Maura Tierney as Grace Poe

Actress Maura Tierney (Getty Images)

Tierney plays Grace Poe, Harris' love interest in the series. Tierney is known for her work in Showtime's 'The Affair' and is best known for her role as Lisa Miller in the NBCs 'NewsRadio' and as Abby Lockhart on the medical drama 'ER'. Bill Camp, David Alvarez, Alex Neustaedter and Rob Yang round up the cast of the much-anticipated thriller.


Oscar-nominee Dan Futterman who immense praise for his work on 'Capote' serves as the showrunner. He also executive produces the series alongside Daniels, Michael De Luca, Adam Rapp, Paul Martino, Katie O'Connell Marsh, and Elisa Ellis.



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