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Michael De Luca

USA Network has given a straight-to-series order to drama American Rust from Universal Cable Productions and Platform One Media. 

American Rust, based on The Son author Philipp Meyer’s book of the same, is the story of a small Pennsylvania rust belt town, and the rise and fall of a crime-riddled community as seen through the eyes of a sheriff with a history of violence.  

The Son writers Brian McGreevy and Lee Shipman and Meyer wrote the pilot and will serve as executive producers alongside Michael De Luca (pictured) via his Michael De Luca Productions. Quan Phung, Elisa Ellis and Courtney Conte of Platform One Media will also serve as executive producers. 

David Gordon Green is attached to direct the initial episode and will serve as an executive producer. De Luca Productions’ Elishia Holmes will serve as a co-executive producer.

De Luca previously served as executive producer on TV series Childhood’s End in 2015. His upcoming television projects include Michael Mann’s Vietnam War miniseries Hue 1968 for FX, and the Ben Stiller limited series Escape for Showtime.

Universal Cable Productions, which produces most of USA’s slate, also has 12 Monkeys, The Magicians for Syfy; The Arrangement and The Royals at E!.