PUBLIC MORALS PRESS KIT LEAD
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Edward Burns Struggles to Keep the Peace in TNT's Public Morals,
From Amblin Television and Executive Producer Steven Spielberg
Police Drama Set in the Early 1960s New York also Stars Michael Rapaport and Elizabeth Masucci.
This summer, TNT is going to take viewers to the seedy, gritty streets and the bright, seductive lights of 1960s New York with Public Morals, a powerful, buzz-generating police drama from writer, director, executive producer and star Edward Burns (Saving Private Ryan, The Brothers McMullen, TNT's Mob City). Public Morals also stars Michael Rapaport (Justified, Prison Break) and Elizabeth Masucci (The Americans, Inside Amy Schumer). The series is produced in collaboration with Amblin Television and executive producers Steven Spielberg, Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank, the team behind TNT's epic sci-fi hit Falling Skies. Also serving as executive producer is Aaron Lubin. Public Morals is set to premiere Tuesday, Aug. 25, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) on TNT, with availability via TNT's on-demand, digital and mobile platforms the following day.
The city has laws on the books that no one wants enforced, rules to curb all kinds of sin and vice. Gambling and prostitution are as old as the city itself. And the cops in the Public Morals Division do what’s been done for the last hundred years. They manage it for the city. But for Terry Muldoon (Burns), this all might come to an end when a war between two factions of the Irish Mob breaks out in his own Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood, prompting his wife, Christine (Masucci), to demand that they leave the city for good.
Also starring in Public Morals are Ruben Santiago-Hudson (Castle, Low Winter Sun) as Lt. King; Wass Stevens (House of Cards, The Wrestler) as Vince Latucci; Keith Nobbs (In Plain Sight, The Pacific) as Pat Duffy; Austin Stowell (Whiplash) as Sean O’Bannon; Patrick Murney (Person of Interest, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) as Petey "Mac" McKenna; Katrina Bowden (30 Rock, Tucker & Dale vs. Evil) as Fortune; Lyndon Smith (Parenthood, 90210) as Deirdre; Brian Wiles (Person of Interest) as Jimmy Shea; and Cormac Cullinane (Honestly Amelia) as James Muldoon.
In addition, Public Morals will feature guest appearances by Oscar® winner Timothy Hutton (Ordinary People, TNT's Leverage, American Crime), Golden Globe® winner Brian Dennehy (Death of a Salesman, Presumed Innocent, Cocoon), Satellite Award® winner Neal McDonough (Desperate Housewives, Boomtown, TNT's Mob City) and Satellite Award nominee Robert Knepper (Prison Break, TNT's Mob City).
TNT is television's destination for drama. Seen in 101 million households and ranking among cable's top networks, TNT is home to such original drama series as Rizzoli & Isles, Major Crimes, Falling Skies, The Last Ship, Murder in the First, Legends, The Librarians and the upcoming Proof, Public Morals, Agent X and The Alienist. TNT also features the unscripted investigation series Cold Justice and the upcoming Cold Justice: Sex Crimes. In addition, TNT is the cable home to popular dramas like Castle, Bones, Supernatural and Grimm; primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards®, the Live Nation Music Awards and the iHeartRadio Music Awards; and championship sports coverage, including the NBA and the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship.
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