marea67 (marea67) wrote,

New job for Eric Winter....

A.P.B. - Justin Kirk to Star; Eric Winter to Co-Star

Fox's APB has found their men. The network has collard Justin Kirk and Eric Winter to star in the cop drama, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The pilot revolves around a tech billionaire who purchases a troubled police precinct in the wake of a loved one’s murder. It poses the question of if the eccentric and enigmatic figure’s cutting-edge approach fix the broken ways of these blue blooded veterans? Inspired by the New York Times story "Who Runs the Streets of New Orleans?"

Golden Globe nominee Kirk (Weeds, Wayward Pines) will star as Gideon Reed, the multi-billionaire and creative genius with a childlike curiosity, whose alien awkwardness is balanced by an undeniable charm. After a tragic crime rate claims the life of a dear friend, Gideon literally buys himself a police precinct, the dysfunctional 13th, and sets out to rethink everything about the way cops do business.

Winter (The Mentalist, Witches of East End, Days of Our Lives) will co-star as Tom Murphy, a vice cop and tough guy with a big heart and a family man. Tom is married to homicide detective Amelia Murphy (Natalie Martinez), with whom he has two children.

Person of Interest's David Slack will pen the script and exec produce the 20th Century Fox Television drama alongside Len Wiseman (Sleepy Hollow)


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