12 Years a Slave, I’d forgotten about. To Appomattox, I didn’t even know existed. My initial happy surprise faded fast when I looked at the cast list. Rob Lowe as Grant? Really? And Noah Wyle (a Civil War buff!) wasted as Pickett? I love it when movies cast actors who bear a resemblance to the historical figures, but given the casting here, half this production’s costs will be on makeup and prosthetics.
To Appomattox is an upcoming American television eight-hour miniseries centering around the military service of General Ulysses S. Grant, leading up to the surrender of General Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox, which effectively ended the American Civil War in the East. The series begins with Grant as a young boy, then follows his years as a cadet at the United States Military Academy at West Point along with future Civil War officers, the Mexican War, the Civil War years, then the decades following.