Rascal Flatts to Take Part in Civil War Mini-Series
Rascal Flatts will soon be coming to your living room, but this appearance has little to do with music. Rather, the trio is appearing in a mini-series centered around the Civil War.
The eight-episode mini-series is being directed by Mikael Salomon, who also directed two episodes of HBO's popular World War II series 'Band of Brothers,' and was written by Michael Frost Beckner.
"A good friend of ours [Beckner] who wrote the episode that we were in of 'CSI,' it's taken him, like, 15 years to write this Civil War mini-series called 'To Appomattox,'" Jay DeMarcus says. "It's sort of like 'Band of Brothers' for the Civil War: It follows the same group of guys around from the beginning of the American Civil War to the end."
DeMarcus' character will appear in four episodes of the series, with Gary Levox appearing in five and and Joe Don Rooney set to appear in six. Though DeMarcus has fewer acting credits under his belt for the project, he's involved musically as well.
"I'm actually going to compose and score the mini-series, and we all have roles in there as soldiers," he says. "I'm a confederate soldier named Jessie Dunlap. He's a combination of several different real-life confederate soldiers, and so he's a really interesting character."
According to IMDB, the show will star Damien Lewis, who played Richard Winters in 'Band of Brothers,' and Jason O'Mara and will also feature appearances from Dwight Yoakam, Trace Adkins, Kix Brooks, Laura Bell Bundy and Sara Evans. Pre-production will begin in March, with production scheduled for late May through Summer 2015. More information can be found at ToAppomattox.com.