The good. The evil. The beginning.
Everyone knows the name Commissioner Gordon. He is one of the crime world’s greatest foes – a man whose reputation is synonymous with law and order. But what is known of Gordon’s story and his rise from rookie detective to Police Commissioner? What did it take to navigate the multiple layers of corruption that secretly ruled Gotham City, the spawning ground of the world’s most iconic villains? And what circumstances created them – the larger-than-life personas who would become Catwoman, The Penguin, The Riddler, Two-Face and The Joker?
Growing up in Gotham City’s surrounding suburbs, James Gordon (series star Ben McKenzie) romanticized the city as a glamorous and exciting metropolis where his late father once served as a successful district attorney. Now, two weeks into his new job as a Gotham City detective and engaged to his beloved fiancée, Barbara Kean (series star Erin Richards), Gordon is living his dream – even as he hopes to restore the city back to the pure version he remembers it was as a kid.
Brave, honest and ready to prove himself, the newly-minted detective is partnered with the brash, but shrewd police legend Harvey Bullock (series star Donal Logue), as the two stumble upon the city’s highest-profile case ever: the murder of local billionaires Thomas and Martha Wayne. At the scene of the crime, Gordon meets the sole survivor: the Waynes’ hauntingly intense 12-year-old son, Bruce (series star David Mazouz), toward whom the young detective feels an inexplicable kinship. Moved by the boy’s profound loss, Gordon vows to catch the killer.
This critically acclaimed drama series takes viewers directly to the streets of LA to present an intensely personal, first-person look at cops and detectives on the beat. The extraordinary show -- starring Michael Cudlitz, Shawn Hatosy, Regina King, Ben McKenzie and C. Thomas Howell - has redefined the police drama genre with a raw, authentic look at the lives and work of detectives and beat cops. Anthony Ruivivar and Dorian Missick guest star throughout the season as members of the LAPD.
From Emmy® Award winners Christopher Chulack (ER) and John Wells (ER) comes a raw and authentic look at a police unit in Los Angeles. From the hills of Hollywood to the streets of East L.A., Southland is an intense, fast-moving drama that takes you inside the lives of cops, criminals, victims and their families.
Last season saw veteran Los Angeles cop John Cooper increasingly dependent on painkillers, jeopardizing his ability to mentor and properly train rookie officer Ben Sherman. Cooper was given an ultimatum: Get help or get turned in. Meanwhile, Detective Lydia Adams, a seasoned officer, finally made steps to advance her oft-left-behind personal life - but at the cost of losing her partner's trust. And, in a shocking turn of events, gang detective Sammy Bryant was left reeling from the sudden and brutal murder of his partner; after witnessing the birth of his son with his estranged wife, Bryant made the decision to leave the gang taskforce and rejoin the ranks of uniformed cops. As the acclaimed series continues for season four, Bryant and Sherman are partnered together to patrol and protect the streets of L.A., where anything can - and does - happen.
A raw, authentic look at the lives and work of detectives and beat cops in Los Angeles, Southland takes viewers directly to the streets for an intensely personal, first-person look that redefines the police drama.
Shot on location in the streets and neighbourhoods of Los Angeles, Southland captures a realistic, natural environment where similar situations can and often do occur in real life.
From Emmy® Award winners Ann Biderman, Chris Chulack and John Wells comes a raw, authentic look at police work in Los Angeles, Southland takes viewers inside the lives of cops, criminals, victims and their families.
Unlike most dramas set in the world of law enforcement, Southland places its primary focus on the officers, detectives and a gang unit whose cases sometimes intertwine - showing the tough job they face and the triumphs and tragedies that populate their personal lives.
From Emmy Award winners John Wells, Ann Biderman and Chris Chulack comes a raw and authentic look at the police unit in Los Angeles. From the beaches of Malibu to the streets of East LA, Southland is a fast-moving drama that will take you inside the lives of cops, criminals, victims and their families. Michael Cudlitz (A River Runs Through It) plays John Cooper a seasoned Los Angeles cop, assigned to train young rookie Ben Sherman (Benjamin McKenzie, The O.C.).
Cooper's honest, no-nonsense approach to the job leaves Sherman questioning whether or not he has what it takes to become a police officer. Cudlitz and McKenzie are joined by cast members Regina King (Ray, Jerry Maguire) who plays Detective Lydia Adams. Adams lives with and is the primary caregiver of her mother. Her partner, Detective Russell Clarke (Tom Everett Scott, Boiler Room) is an unhappily married father of three. Michael McGrady (The Thin Red Line) plays Detective Daniel "Sal" Salinger. Sal oversees fellow gang detectives Nate Moretta (Kevin Alejandro, Drive, Ugly Betty) and Sammy Bryant (Shawn Hatosy, Alpha Dog). Arija Bareikis (Crossing Jordan) plays patrol officer Chickie Brown, a single mom who dreams of being the first woman accepted into SWAT. "Southland" is from John Wells Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. Wells, Chulack and Biderman serve as executive producers. Biderman is the creator, and Chulack will also serve as director of the series.
Al Pacino stars in this riveting thriller about a forensic psychologise who receives a phone call threatening that he has only 88 minutes to live. As the minutes tick away, tension mounts, suspicions rise and bloody flows. With a serial killer he helped convict awaiting execution and a copycat killer on the loose as suspects, Jack Gramm has 88 minutes to solve the biggest murder of his career... his own!