After seven seasons on Nurse Jackie, Edie Falco is turning in her Vicodin for a police badge.
As first reported by Deadline, Falco will star on a new CBS drama series, Tommy. Falco will play Abigail “Tommy” Thomas, a former high ranking NYPD officer who is now the first ever female Chief of Police for LAPD. After initially ordering a pilot, CBS picked up Tommy to series.
Edie Falco is a big get for any network TV show, having spent the much of her career on pay cable. Falco won an Emmy for her performance on Nurse Jackie and prior to that she won three Emmys for portraying Carmella Soprano on The Sopranos.
Tommy comes from Bull creator Paul Attanasio and will be produced by Amblin Television and CBS TV Studios. Tom Szentgyorgyi (fitting first name!) will serve as showrunner. Tommy was technically part of the 2019 pilot season along with other CBS shows like Evil and The Unicorn but CBS’s tardiness in picking up the series (and awareness of Falco’s schedule) pushed the release date to 2020.
Here is everything else we know about the series thus far.
Tommy Release Date
Tommy will premiere on Thursday, February 6 on CBS.
Here is the first full trailer for Tommy, which premiered back in May 2019. Edie Falco is certainly not to be trifled with.
In addition to Falco as the eponymous Tommy, Deadline has the casting details for the rest of the series.
Michael Chernus (Orange is the New Black) will play Ken, Tommy’s speechwriter. Olivia Lucy Phillip (Frozen) will play Kate, Tommy’s estranged daughter. Russel G. Jones (The Americans) will play Cooper, the LAPD’s chief of staff. Adelaide Clemens (Rectify) will have a lead role as Blake, LAPD’s press secretary. Joseph Lyle Taylor (Sneaky Pete) will be Dudik, Tommy’s deputy and loyal fixer. Thomas Sadoski will play Buddy, the manipulative mayor of Los Angeles (replacing David Fierro from the pilot). Vladimir Caamaño (Superstore) will play a character from New York who serves as part of Tommy’s security detail. Paul Schulze (24) will play Len Egan, a retired LAPD cop who is now a PI. Katrina Lenk will appear in a recurring role as a sports agent.