Check out the Trailer Trailer. In it we see the series begin in 1973 with the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III (Harris Dickinson) by the Italian mafia in Rome. He is an heir to the Getty oil fortune.
His captors banked on a multi-million-dollar ransom. After all, what rich family wouldn’t pay for the return of a loved one?
Everyone is busy
Paul’s grandfather, J Paul Getty Sr (Donald Sutherland), an enigmatic oil tycoon and possibly the richest man in the world. However he is marooned in a Tudor mansion in the English countryside surrounded by a harem of mistresses and a pet lion. He’s busy. Paul’s father, J Paul Getty Jr (Michael Esper), is lost in a daze in London and refuses to answer the phone.
Only Paul’s mother, Gail Getty (Hilary Swank), is left to negotiate with the increasingly desperate kidnappers. Unfortunately, she’s broke. Trust charts the teenage grandson’s nightmare ordeal at the hands of kidnappers who cannot understand why nobody seems to want their captive back.
The Trust series debuts on the FX network on Sunday, March 25th 2018.