American Son: Netflix Release Date, Plot, Cast & Trailer

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This Fall is an incredibly busy time of year for Netflix, especially for their output of Original Films headed your way. One such film we’re looking forward to is the film adaptation of the Broadway play American Son. We have everything you need to know about American Son, including the plot, cast, trailer, and Netflix release date.

American Son is an upcoming Netflix Original film drama based on the Broadway play of the same name by Christopher Demos-Brown. Kenny Leon the director of the Broadway play has returned to direct the film adaptation. Leon also served as an executive producer on the series alongside actress Kerry Washington, Jeffrey Richards and Rebecca Gold.


What is the plot of American Son?

The plot of American Son has been provided by Netflix:

Based on the acclaimed Broadway play, the Netflix Television Event “American Son” tells the story of Kendra Ellis-Connor (Emmy-nominee Kerry Washington), the mother of a missing teenage boy, as she struggles to put the pieces together in a South Florida police station. Steven Pasquale, Jeremy Jordan and Eugene Lee also reprise their roles in the adaptation which presents four distinct viewpoints, while also navigating the unique dynamic of an interracial couple trying to raise a mixed-race son.


Who is in the cast of American Son?

The following cast members star in American Son:

RoleCast MemberWhere Have I Seen/Heard Them Before?
KendraKerry WashingtonDjango Unchained | Unchained | Save the Last Dance
LarkinJeremy JordanThe Last Five Years | The Flash | Supergirl
Scott ConnorSteve PasqualeAliens vs. Predator 2 | Rescue Me | Coma
Lt. John StokesEugene LeeThe Crumbles

The film has a very intimate setting, this is why the cast consists of only four members.


American Son is based on a Broadway play?

It’s not uncommon for Broadway plays to receive film adaptations and vice versa.

One of the most notable facts about the American Son adaptation is that all four cast members that starred in the play during its run on Broadway and have returned to reprise their roles for the film.

Kerry Washington (left) and Steve Pasquale (right) on set for the American Son on broadway Copyright. Peter Cunningham


What is the official run time for American Son?

The run time for American Son is 90 Minutes.

Will American Son be available to stream in 4K?

The majority of new originals arrive with the availability to stream in 4K.

American Son hasn’t been confirmed for 4K, but it’s more than likely that the Original will be available in 4K.


Has Netflix released a trailer for American Son?

Netflix dropped the teaser trailer for American Son in September. A full trailer may drop in the run-up to the release of the film.


When is the Netflix release date for American Son?

American Son will be available to stream on Netflix on Friday, November 1st, 2019.

The film already debuted earlier this year when it premiered at the Toronto Film Festival on the 12th of September.

Will American Son be available to stream in my region?

Certainly, American Son has been confirmed as a global original and will be available to stream worldwide.

What are the ratings for American Son?

For those who had the privilege of attending the Toronto Film Festival have given their thoughts on American Son.

At the time of writing, only 21 users on IMDb have rated American Son and it currently sits at 5.6 out of 10.


American Son (2019) on IMDb

Out of six reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, American Son has a 50% rating.


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