|Format:||21 x one hour, HD|
Amy Price-Francis (The Cleaner, 24 - Twenty Four)
Alan Van Sprang (Immortals, The Tudors)
Gabriel Hogan (Heartland)
|Directed by:||Clark Johnson
|Produced by:||An Indian Grove Productions Ltd. For Global / Showcase in association with Beta|
KingA woman. A cop. The King of the force
Sergeant Detective Jessica King – Jess for short – survived eight years in Homicide, three motorcycle accidents, two marriages and every shoe style since the 90s. Will she survive her new job as head of the Major Crimes Task Force? Jess is a powerhouse and a force of nature, a cop who sees things that everyone else misses. She says what she thinks, and she never stops thinking – about a crime scene, about evidence, about the motivations of the suspects. Professionally and in private, Jess faces two challenges: to save her third marriage and to prove that she's the best cop in town.
Jess' unit takes over cases already in progress: murder, rape, robbery, gang violence, serial crime – the most volatile and challenging cases that the ordinary police force has failed to solve. Jess can take over any case in the city, whether the original investigating officers want her to or not. She gets to work with a different squad in every case – from the elite Homicide department to the intimidating hulks of Hold-Up, and from the rock-star heroes of the Drug Squad to the shadowy denizens of Organized Crime.
“King” keeps throwing curve balls at its tough-talking protagonist, forcing her to make choices in her marriage with fellow cop Danny from the Guns and Gangs squad, and to question her attraction to her darkly brooding partner Derek Spears. The show moves, but it's not jumpy; it's emotional, but not sentimental; it's witty, but bitingly so; it's got action and interaction between Jess and the other protagonists.