CBS Picks Up Edie Falco Fronted Cop Drama ‘Tommy’
CBS has handed out a series order to ‘Tommy‘ which sees Edie Falco play the first female Chief of Police for Los Angeles (what would Tony Soprano think!), from ‘Homicide’ creator Paul Attanasio.
‘Tommy’ is a police drama which sees Falco star as Abigail “Tommy” Thomas, a former high-ranking NYPD officer who becomes the first female Chief of Police for Los Angeles. She uses her unflinching honesty and hardball tactics to navigate the social, political, and national security issues that converge with enforcing the law.
Edie Falco is the Emmy-winning star of shows such as ‘Nurse Jackie’, and ‘The Sopranos’ where she played Carmela Soprano, wife of Mafia boss Tony. More recently, she gained her 14 Emmy nomination for her role as Leslie Abramson in anthology series ‘Law & Order True Crime’.
Joining her on the series is Adelaide Clemens (‘Rectify’) who portrays Blake, Press Secretary for the chief of police; David Fierro (‘The Knick’) who stars as Buddy, the brilliant, manipulative mayor of Los Angeles, who becomes a rival for Tommy’s power; Joseph Lyle Taylor (‘Sneaky Pete’) who plays Treat “The Dude” Dudik, Buddy’s deputy, who is the somewhat dim, brutal, blindly loyal fixer who always returns to his master’s side for another kick; Michael Chernus (‘Patriot’) as Ken, the rumpled, insecure, smart, wry and a little self-deprecating speechwriter for Tommy; Russell G. Jones (‘The Americans’) who plays Looper, Tommy’s phlegmatic, but sharp as a tack, Chief of Staff, whose job is to keep the trains running while the new Chief of Police performs the political aspects of the job; And Olivia Lucy Phillip (Broadway’s ‘Frozen’), who stars as Kate, Tommy’s estranged daughter, and seems to be everything her mother is not.
The drama comes from Paul Attanasio, creator of the critically acclaimed ‘Homicide: Life on the Street’, and legal drama ‘Bull’. Amblin Television and CBS TV Studios are producing the series, which is now searching for a showrunner.
As ‘Tommy‘ has only just been announced, there is no UK pickup yet, but we’ll let you know when we hear something.