|Chace Crawford and Rebecca Rittenhouse. Photo Credit: ABC/Fred Hayes|
In the "Pilot" episode, Billy and Cody Lefever are a young, recently married couple with dreams bigger than their working-class upbringing. Following the largest oil discovery in American history, they pack up and move from their small city to the boomtown of Rock Springs, North Dakota, where a millionaire is made every day. Intent on tapping into this explosion of wealth, they set out to start their own business, which they’ve financed with every penny to their name.
After a car crash leaves them broke, Billy becomes increasingly eager to cash in on this modern day gold rush. When he tries his hand in the oil business, he crosses paths with the baron of the Bakken, Hap Briggs and his equally powerful wife, Carla, as they embark on expanding their empire into new territory. But tangling with titans is not for the faint of heart and when Billy bets big, it causes Cody to question his intentions, and ultimately their marriage.
The premiere sets up the story of Hap and Billy versus Hap's rotten son, Wick. It's an interesting beginning, and other than being set in the oil business, there was nothing that particularly reminded me of Dallas. Johnson and Crawford and appealing leads ("the good guys") while Foster is the perfect foil.
Watch the Blood & Oil trailer below:
Blood & Oil stars Don Johnson as Hap Briggs, Chace Crawford as Billy Lefever, Rebecca Rittenhouse as Cody Lefever, Scott Michael Foster as Wick Briggs, Amber Valletta as Carla Briggs, India De Beaufort as Jules Jackman, Adan Canto as AJ Menendez, Miranda Mayo as Lacey Briggs and Delroy Lindo as Tip Harrison.
Guest stars include Barry Corbin, Anne Sward, Justin Bruening and Yani Gellman.