‘Trust’ is an American anthology drama television series that airs on FX. Created and written by Simon Beaufoy, and directed by the ‘Trainspotting’ series director Danny Boyle, the show follows the infamous real-life abduction case of John Paul Getty III, the grandson of American oil tycoon John Paul Getty, who was once the richest man in the world. For those unaware, ‘Trust’ isn’t the first retelling of this incident – Sir Ridley Scott’s 2017 film, ‘All the Money in the World’, deals with the same case and is an adaptation of John Pearson’s 1995 book, Painfully Rich: the Outrageous Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Heirs of J. Paul Getty.
On March 9, 2016, FX announced that it had greenlit ‘Trust’ for a 10-episode first season, and Season 1 premiered two years later on March 25, 2018. Television critics hailed the show for its vivid reenactment of the incident and the strong performances by the cast members, while viewers also praised the gripping show. Now, fans and critics are awaiting news about Season 2, and it’s likely that the show will see a second season. Here’s everything we know about it thus far.
Trust Cast: Who is in it?
‘Trust’ has a long list of main cast members, and boasts quite a few stars among its ranks.
In the show, Harris Dickinson plays the role of John Paul Getty III, who gets kidnapped in Rome, while veteran actor and two-time Golden Globe winner Donald Sutherland steps into the role of oil tycoon and John’s grandfather, J. Paul Getty Sr., who was the world’s first billionaire. When his grandson gets kidnapped and the kidnappers demand a multi-million dollar ransom, J. Paul Getty Sr. refuses to pay.
Two time Academy Award winner Hilary Swank, meanwhile, plays the role of John Paul Getty III’s mother, Gail Getty, who was married to J. Paul Getty Jr. for nine years and had four kids with him. However, they divorced later, and Gail was denied any access to the Getty fortune. In the show, a penniless Gail has to negotiate with both the increasingly desperate kidnappers and the stubborn and frugal John Paul Getty Sr. in order to save her son. Gail’s ex-husband and John Paul Getty III’s drug-addict father, J. Paul Getty Jr., is played by Michael Esper.
‘The Mummy’ star Brendan Fraser, meanwhile, steps into the shoes of Texan private investigator James Fletcher Chace, while Anna Chancellor plays one of J. Paul Getty Sr.’s many female companions, Penelope Kittson. Further, Charlotte Riley plays lawyer Robina Lund, who deals with the kidnappers.