Get ready for a blast to the not so distant past, as TNT is beginning to gear up for the series premiere of Edward “Ed” Burns’ “Public Morals.” According to Deadline, the show has just released it’s official extended trailer, which not only gives a glimpse of what to expect from the cops and gangsters of 1960s New York city, but also gives fans and viewers a glimpse of several familiar faces who will be joining this gritty, period, cop show. read on to learn more about “Public Morals” and its recently released trailer.
According to a press release from TNT, which was posted on Spoiler TV, “Public Morals” will star the show’s creator, producer, director and writer, Edward “Ed” Burns. Burns will be co-producing the show with executive producers Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, Aaron Lubin, and last but not the least, the renowned Steven Spielberg.
The upcoming series is set in New York in the 1960s, which centers around Detective Terry Muldoon (Ed Burns). He is a detective in the Vice Division of the New York Police Department, who tries his best to bring up his children right, while trying to serve his city the best that he can.
He and his team at Vice are in charge of taking care of the rampant prostitution, gambling rings, and mobsters that control the city. Sometimes, the lines between the rules and the laws blur, as they themselves have learned to be flexible enough to bend the rules in order to keep order in a violent and turbulent New York City.
According to the release, the show is based on his life as he grew up during that era in a family of police officers.
The extended trailer on Deadline gave viewers a glimpse of New York City in the 1960. It also gave a glimpse at several familiar faces to the small screen and big screen who are also part of the cast.
The trailer began with Muldoon and his partner arresting a prostitute. She was in a hotel room belonging to a wealthy man named Mr. Ford, portrayed by “How To Get Away With Murder” star Matt McGorry. He ends up giving them money so that his name wouldn’t appear on the record.
Several action sequences occur throughout the trailer, such as several fights and meetings at a pool house, fights on the streets, and them managing to arrest several criminals with a bag full of money.
While this is happening, both Muldoon and Lt. King, portrayed by “Castle” alumni Ruben Santiago-Hudson, are telling a new recruit to the division, Jimmy Shea (Brian Wiles), how things really go on around New York.
Muldoon’s family, his wife, Christine Muldoon (Elizabeth Masucci), was seen, and his three boys were seen as well. In the trailer, Muldoon is seen scolding his oldest son. He had done something impulsive and rash, that won’t allow his father to operate with a low profile.
Muldoon is also seen conversing with mobster head Joseph “Big Red” Patton (Brian Dennehy) and mob accountant Mr. O (Timothy Hutton).
Another scene showed him at a family dinner. It was emphasized that no one messes with their family, and a scene in which a woman was drowned in a bathtub was shown.
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Catch “Public Morals” when it premieres on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015 on TNT.
Click the link below in order to watch the trailer of “Public Morals.”