• Publication date: April 15, 2009

Tough Love Post Katrina Clean-up

From writer and executive producer Jonathan Lisco (�NYPD Blue,� �The District�) comes K-VILLE, a heroic police drama set � and filmed � in New Orleans. Two years after Katrina, parts of the city are still in chaos, but hope has emerged. Battling an upsurge of violence, the cops who remain in the New Orleans Police Department have courage and passion to reclaim and rebuild their city.

From writer and executive producer Jonathan Lisco (�NYPD Blue,� �The District�) comes K-VILLE, a heroic police drama set � and filmed � in New Orleans. Two years after Katrina, parts of the city are still in chaos, but hope has emerged. Battling an upsurge of violence, the cops who remain in the New Orleans Police Department have courage and passion to reclaim and rebuild their city.

Anthony Anderson delivers through the character of Marlin Boulet, a brash, wry, in-your-face veteran of the NOPD�s Felony Action Squad, the specialized unit that targets the most-wanted criminals. Even when his partner deserted him during the storm, Boulet held his post, spending days in the water saving lives and keeping order. Now, two years later, he�s unapologetic about bending the rules when it comes to collaring bad guys. The stakes are too high, and the city too fragile, for him to do things by the book.

Boulet�s new partner, Trevor Cobb (Cole Hauser), was a soldier in Afghanistan before joining the NOPD. He�s tough and committed; but if he�s less than comfortable with Boulet�s methods, it�s because he�s harboring a dark secret. Cobb has come to New Orleans seeking redemption, but redemption can be dangerous.

Post hurricane lawlessness demands an iron fist and that�s what police captain, John Embry � played by John Carroll Lynch, is looking for from his men. He needs all hands to retrieve some jailbirds who have broken out, though understaffing of police forces, a lack of crime labs and other facilities, as well as many suffering from sleep deprivation make the task strenuous. To add onto all this there�s some mystery to the prison break and the source of corruption may go all the way up to City Hall.