Tyson repeats her work as Carrie Watts in the production that also features Tony nominee Vanessa Williams, who co-starred in the recent Broadway mounting. The two are joined by Blair Underwood and Keke Palmer. Michael Wilson, who directed the stage production, repeats his work for the TV film.
"The Trip to Bountiful" airs at 8 PM ET on March 8, with repeat broadcasts to follow March 9 at 12 AM, March 9 at 9 PM and March 10 at 1 AM.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.