After being kidnapped by the Comanche, much of Eli McCullough’s childhood was out of his control and against his will.
“The Comanches treated Eli pretty poorly — from scraping hides, to getting food, to getting beat every day,” explains Jacob Lowland, who plays a young Eli, in a new behind-the-scenes video.
But Eli never complains and slowly he learns the ideas, politics and even the language of the tribe in order to survive.
As an adult, he does the same: He’s taking the actions he needs to survive and to protect his family.
But times have changed and the violent cycle of Eli’s past is being challenged by those around him, including by one of his own sons.
“Pete has grown up in a period where the Wild Wild West is sort of drawing to a close. Pete’s vision of America is an optimistic, decent, inclusive, loving place,” explains Executive Producer and Showrunner Kevin Murphy.
Click here to watch the full video with the cast and creators as they discuss Eli’s proclivity toward violence, and Pete’s struggle to do things different.
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