Deputy: Stephen Dorff Police Drama Lands Series Order at Fox

Fox has picked up Deputy, a police drama starring Stephen Dorff, developed by Aquaman’s Will Beall and Suicide Squad’s David Ayer.

Stephen Dorff on Deputy; Fox

Deputy, an upcoming Fox TV police drama, is a modern-day Western offering that might evoke memories of the celebrated FX series, Justified. The police drama stars Stephen Dorff (True Detective, Blade) as an old-fashioned copper who’s been appointed to lead of one of the world’s largest constabulary organizations, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department.

The drama, which hails at eOne and FOX Entertainment, arrives with some serious creative personnel, notably Will Beall, who wrote the screenplay to the 2018 smash hit, Aquaman, 2013’s Gangster Squad, as well as TV’s Castle and Training Day. Additionally, David Ayer steps in as director for the pilot, bringing experience from films like Suicide Squad, Fury and Bright. Beall and Ayer will also serve as executive producers, joined in that capacity by Chris Long.

In the latest news on Deputy, Fox has made things official, ordering it to series.

Deputy Trailer

The teaser trailer for Deputy arrived shortly after the series order.

Deputy Release Date

Deputy will premiere on Fox on a date to be revealed. The series did not land a spot on Fox’s early fall schedule, but it will arrive later in the season.

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As Fox’s official logline for Deputy reads:

Deputy blends the spirit of a classic Western with a modern-day attitude and emotionally driven, visceral storytelling. Featuring an ensemble of ambitious and complicated human beings who won’t rest until justice is served, DEPUTY brings a gritty authenticity to the modern cop drama. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is one of the largest police forces in the world, but when the elected Sheriff dies, an arcane rule in the county charter, forged back in the Wild West, suddenly thrusts the most unlikely man into the job. That man is Bill Hollister.

Deputy Cast

Here are the Deputy character breakdowns, as provided by Fox…

BILL HOLLISTER (Stephen Dorff, True Detective, Star). A fifth-generation lawman, Bill is only interested in justice; his soul wears a white hat. The bad guys don’t stand a chance, but neither do the politicos in the Hall of Justice. Given a job he never wanted, in an unfamiliar sea of politics, Bill quickly learns that doing what is expected and doing what is right are two different things, and that his innate, dogged pursuit of justice is the only skill the job truly requires.

Under Bill’s command is a county-wide crew of LA’s finest, including Deputy CADE WARD (Brian Van Holt, Cougar Town), a former Marine stationed in Afghanistan, eight years sober and one of Bill’s few confidantes.

Deputy RACHEL DELGADO (Siena Goines, Andi Mack, Chase), Walker’s partner, a meticulous officer who is knee-deep in a nasty divorce.

Deputy BREANNA BISHOP (Bex Taylor-Klaus, Arrow, Voltron), the whip-smart, sarcastic driver in charge of Bill’s security detail; and Deputy JOSEPH BLAIR (Shane Paul McGhie, “What Men Want”).

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The dangers associated with the job often lead the police to LA County General Hospital, where Bill buts heads with Dr. PAULA REYES (Yara Martinez, Jane the Virgin, True Detective), the hospital’s chief trauma surgeon – and his wife.

We will keep you updated here on Fox’s Deputy as the news arrives!

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