Rhys Coiro (Hostages) and Joe Egender (Hunger) have landed lead roles in History’s miniseries Texas Rising (working title) from A+E Studios and ITV Studios America. Leslie Greif (Hatfields & McCoys) is exec producing the project, which will detail the Texas Revolution against Mexico and the rise of the legendary Texas Rangers. Coiro will play Vern Elwood opposite Bill Paxton, Ray Liotta, Brendan Fraser and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Egender will play Beans Wilkins, a Ranger who is always hungry and looking for his next meal.
Coiro, repped by UTA, Untitled, and Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal Laviolette Feldman Schenkman & Goodman, also has been tapped for a recurring arc on Netflix’s Lilyhammer. On the feature side, he will reprise his role as Billy Walsh in Doug Ellin’s upcoming Entourage pic. Egender recurred on Fox’s Alcatraz and American Horror Story: Asylum. He also wrote, produced and starred in indie Holy Ghost People which screened last year at SXSW. Egender is with The Kohner Agency, Gartner/Green Entertainment, and attorney Derek Kroeger.