US police drama East New York is fast-tracked next month to FOX One.
It stars Amanda Warren (The Leftovers, Three Billboards) as Deputy Inspector Regina Haywood.
Written by William Finkelstein (The Good Fight, NYPD Blue, Civil Wars) and Mike Flynn (Power Book III: Raising Kanan, Queen), it also features Jimmy Smits (NYPD Blue, The West Wing), Kevin Rankin (Dallas Buyers Club, The Umbrella Academy), Richard Kind (Mad About You, Spin City), Elizabeth Rodriguez (Orange Is the New Black, Shameless), Ruben Santiago-Hudson (Castle, Billions)
This premieres in the US two days earlier.
Deputy Inspector Regina Haywood (Amanda Warren) is the newly promoted boss of the 74th Precinct in East New York – a working-class neighbourhood on the edge of Brooklyn that is in the midst of social upheaval and the early seeds of gentrification. With family ties to the area, Haywood is determined to deploy creative methods to protect her beloved community with the help of her officers and detectives. But first, she has the daunting task of getting them on board, as some are sceptical of her promotion, and others resist the changes she is desperate to make. Her team includes her mentor, shrewd veteran two-star Chief John Suarez (Emmy® Award winner Jimmy Smits); Marvin Sandeford, a highly respected training officer and expert on the neighbourhood; Tommy Killian, a detective with some old-school approaches to policing; Capt. Stan Yenko, Haywood’s gregarious and efficient right hand; Crystal Morales, an intuitive detective who can’t be intimidated; Andre Bentley, a trainee from an upper middle-class background; and ambitious patrol officer Brandy Quinlan, the sole volunteer to live in a local housing project as part of Haywood’s plan to bridge the gap between police and community. Regina Haywood has a vision – she and the squad of the 74th Precinct will not only serve their community, they will also become part of it.
Wednesday 5 October at 9.00pm on FOX One.