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Texas Rising: Season 1 (2015)



Critic Consensus: Tedious and forgettable, Texas Rising is full of offensive stereotypes and a messy multitude of unfocused characters and narratives.


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This miniseries chronicles the Texas Revolution against Mexico in the 1830s , and the rise of the Texas Rangers.


Bill Paxton
as Sam Houston
Olivier Martinez
as Santa Anna
Jeffrey Dean Morgan
as "Deaf" Smith
Brendan Fraser
as Billy Anderson
Trevor Donovan
as Kit Acklin
Gerardo Taracena
as Manuel Flores
Joe Egender
as Bean Wilkins
Rhys Coiro
as Vern Elwood
Jeremy Davies
as Ephraim Knowles
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Critic Reviews for Texas Rising: Season 1

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (7)

It is perhaps to North & South what The Vikings is to Game of Thrones, not dissimilar, but starker, simpler and perhaps a little more instinctively brutal.

October 4, 2016 | Full Review…

I know the miniseries is set in the 1830s, but aren't we at the point now, in the 2010s, when we no longer want to see history reduced to offensive stereotypes and simplistic good versus bad morality?

May 26, 2015 | Full Review…

Texas Rising isn't very rich fare, but there's a lot of it.

May 21, 2015 | Full Review…

Some of the dialogue, whether mouthed by actual or made-up characters, is a seemingly unintended hoot 'n' a holler.

May 8, 2015 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
Top Critic

Texas Rising offers a multistory sprawl, with perhaps a few moments of entertainment, but more often with stilted dialogue, and it is undecided, or worse, defensive, about the history.

May 29, 2015 | Full Review…

History Channel has made some ratings fictionalizing history, so here is more: a long, languishing 10-hour, five part miniseries, Texas Rising about the battles following the Alamo

May 29, 2015 | Full Review…

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