Perpetual Grace, LTD

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Perpetual Grace, LTD
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Genre
Created by
Starring
Opening theme"Comet" by The Jones Sisters
Ending theme"Y'all Bless Me Down" by The Jones Sisters
Composer(s)Alex Wurman
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes10
Production
Executive producer(s)
Production location(s)New Mexico
Running time47–63 minutes
Production company(s)
DistributorMGM Worldwide Television Distribution
Release
Original networkEpix
Original releaseJune 2 (2019-06-02) –
August 4, 2019 (2019-08-04)

Perpetual Grace, LTD is an American neo-noir thriller television series that premiered on Epix on June 2, 2019.[1]

The series is produced by MGM Television, with co-creators Steven Conrad and Bruce Terris writing each episode. The main cast features Ben Kingsley, Jimmi Simpson, Luis Guzmán, Damon Herriman, Chris Conrad, and Jacki Weaver; with Terry O'Quinn, Kurtwood Smith, Timothy Spall, and Michael Chernus in recurring roles.

On January 30, 2020, it was announced by Epix that the series was not renewed for a second season, but will instead conclude with a limited run.[2] However, Conrad stated, "under these terms, never going to happen".[3]

Premise[edit]

Perpetual Grace, LTD follows "James, a young grifter, as he attempts to prey upon Pastor Byron Brown, who turns out to be far more dangerous than he suspects."[4][5]

Cast and characters[edit]

Main[edit]

Recurring[edit]

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1"Eleven"Steven ConradSteven Conrad & Bruce TerrisJune 2, 2019 (2019-06-02)
2"Orphan Comb Death Fight"Steven ConradSteven Conrad & Bruce TerrisJune 9, 2019 (2019-06-09)
3"Felipe G. Usted. Almost First Mexican on the Moon. Part 1"James WhitakerSteven Conrad & Bruce TerrisJune 16, 2019 (2019-06-16)
4"Felipe G. Usted. Almost First Mexican on the Moon. Part 2"James WhitakerSteven Conrad & Bruce TerrisJune 23, 2019 (2019-06-23)
5"Wandering Left"Steven ConradSteven Conrad & Bruce TerrisJune 30, 2019 (2019-06-30)
6"When Doves Cry"Steven ConradSteven Conrad & Bruce TerrisJuly 7, 2019 (2019-07-07)
7"Bull Face"James WhitakerSteven Conrad & Bruce TerrisJuly 14, 2019 (2019-07-14)
8"Fiveever"James WhitakerSteven ConradJuly 21, 2019 (2019-07-21)
9"The Elements of an Epiphany"Steven ConradSteven ConradJuly 28, 2019 (2019-07-28)
10"A Sheriff in The Era of The Cartel"Steven ConradSteven Conrad & Bruce TerrisAugust 4, 2019 (2019-08-04)

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

On August 28, 2018, it was announced that Epix had given the production, then titled Our Lady, LTD, a series order for a first season consisting of ten episodes set to premiere in 2019. The series is written and showrun by Steven Conrad and Bruce Terris both of whom also executive produce alongside Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, and Steve Tisch. Conrad directed six episodes of the series as well. The series is produced by MGM Television.[4][5] On February 10, 2019, it was announced during the Television Critics Association's annual winter press tour that the series had been renamed Perpetual Grace, LTD.[6]

Casting[edit]

Alongside the series order announcement, it was confirmed that Ben Kingsley would star in the series.[4][5] On August 30, 2018, it was announced that Jimmi Simpson had been cast in a leading role.[7] On September 4, 2018, it was reported that Jackie Weaver had been cast in a starring role.[8] In November 2018, it was announced that Luis Guzmán, Damon Herriman, and Chris Conrad had been cast in series regular roles, that Kurtwood Smith and Terry O'Quinn would appear in a recurring capacity, and that Hana Mae Lee would appear in a guest role.[9][10] On February 4, 2019, it was reported that Timothy Spall had been cast in a recurring role.[11]

Filming[edit]

Principal photography for the series commenced in November 2018 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.[12][13] Filming occurred in locations that month near Santa Fe including Los Cerrillos.[14] In December 2018, shooting took place in Los Alamos with film sites including Los Alamos County Airport, Main Gate Park, Los Alamos National Bank, and DP Road.[15] Filming was scheduled to last until March 2019.[12]

Music[edit]

The original music for the series was created by The Jones Sisters, a band composed of series creator Steven Conrad, Guided by Voices' Bobby Bare Jr., Iron & Wine guitarist Jim Becker and The Autumn Defense bassist Brad Jones.[16] The soundtrack was released on August 2, 2019, by Fat Possum Records.[17] Alex Wurman composed the series' musical score.[18]

Reception[edit]

On Rotten Tomatoes, the first season has an approval rating of 88% with an average score of 9.5 out of 10 based on 16 reviews. The site's critical consensus is, "Singularly strange, Perpetual Grace, LTD boasts a brilliant cast (led by a hypnotic turn from Ben Kingsley), impressive panoramas, and no shortage of twisty delights."[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Perpetual Grace LTD homepage". Epix. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  2. ^ Andreeva, Nellie; White, Peter (January 30, 2020). "'Perpetual Grace LTD' To Wrap With Limited-Run Conclusion On Epix In Lieu Of Second Season". Deadline. Retrieved January 30, 2020.
  3. ^ Conrad, Steven [@StevConrad] (January 31, 2020). "also, under these terms, never going to happen" (Tweet). Retrieved May 9, 2020 – via Twitter.
  4. ^ a b c Andreeva, Nellie; Petski, Denise (August 28, 2018). "Ben Kingsley To Star In 'Our Lady, LTD' Noir Drama Series Ordered By Epix". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 28, 2018.
  5. ^ a b c Otterson, Joe (August 28, 2018). "Ben Kingsley to Star in Epix Drama Series 'Our Lady, LTD'". Variety. Retrieved August 28, 2018.
  6. ^ Moraes, Lisa de (February 10, 2019). "'Perpetual Grace, Ltd.': Shakespeare Meets Film Noir In Biblical Setting Of New Mexico – TCA". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 10, 2019.
  7. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (August 30, 2018). "'Our Lady, LTD': Jimmi Simpson To Star In Epix's Noir Drama Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 30, 2018.
  8. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (September 4, 2018). "'Our Lady, LTD': Jacki Weaver To Star In Epix's Noir Drama Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 4, 2018.
  9. ^ Petski, Denise (November 2, 2018). "'Our Lady, LTD': Luis Guzmán Cast As Regular, Kurtwood Smith To Recur In Epix's Noir Drama Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 2, 2018.
  10. ^ Pedersen, Erik (November 5, 2018). "'Our Lady, LTD': Damon Herriman & Chris Conrad Join Epix Drama As Regulars; Two Others Round Out Cast". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 5, 2018.
  11. ^ Petski, Denise (February 4, 2019). "'Our Lady, LTD': Timothy Spall To Recur In Epix's Noir Drama Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
  12. ^ a b "EPIX series "Our Lady, LTD" films in New Mexico through March 2019". Ruidoso News. November 8, 2018. Retrieved November 17, 2018.
  13. ^ Clark, Carol A. (November 9, 2018). "Film Office: 'Our Lady, LTD' Shooting In Santa Fe". Los Alamos Daily Post. Archived from the original on April 24, 2019. Retrieved November 17, 2018.
  14. ^ Steves, Ashley (November 15, 2018). "Epix's 'Our Lady, Ltd.' Starring Ben Kingsley Needs Latinx Actors for Background Roles + More Gigs for Kids and Teens". Backstage. Retrieved November 17, 2018.
  15. ^ Clark, Carol A. (December 7, 2018). "TV Series 'Our Lady LTD' Filming In Los Alamos". Los Alamos Daily Post. Archived from the original on December 8, 2018. Retrieved January 24, 2019.
  16. ^ "Fat Possum announces Perpetual Grace LTD OST from The Jones Sisters including members of Guided by Voice, Iron & Wine, The Autumn Defense". Circuit Sweet. June 8, 2019. Retrieved August 10, 2019.
  17. ^ "Perpetual Grace, Ltd Soundtrack". Apple Music. August 2, 2019. Retrieved August 10, 2019.
  18. ^ "Alex Wurman Scoring Epix's 'Perpetual Grace, LTD'". Film Music Reporter. May 7, 2019. Retrieved August 11, 2019.
  19. ^ "Perpetual Grace LTD: Season 1 (2019)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved May 10, 2020.

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