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American Rust

American Rust

  • Premiered: 
    September 12, 2021
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  • Network: Showtime
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Based on the 2009 book (American Rust) by Philipp Meyer 
  • Subject Matter: Family
  • Tags: crime (murder)

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Plot Synopsis

Based on Philipp Meyer's 2009 book of the same name, AMERICAN RUST is a family drama series that explores the tattered American dream through the eyes of Del Harris, the complicated and compromised chief of police of the fictional Rust Belt town Buell, located in economically devastated southwest Pennsylvania. The series opens with Harris embarking on an investigation after a dead body turns up in an abandoned steel mill. When Grace Poe, the woman he truly loves, sees her son Bill accused of murder, Harris is forced to decide what he's willing to do to protect him. AMERICAN RUST is 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.
On Sunday, November 7, 2021 at 10pm ET/PT, Showtime premiered "Denmark," the season finale of AMERICAN RUST. Harris finally finds the anonymous eyewitness. Lee decides not to return to New York. Billy is returned to the general prison population to face the consequences of his actions. The D.A. may be forced to drop the case.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Boat Rocker Studios


  • - Buell, Pennsylvania USA