Monday, June 19, 2017

Netflix Gives Straight-to-Series Order to Dramedy 'The Good Cop' Starring Tony Danza

Tony Danza (Taxi, Who's the Boss) is officially returning to series regular television. After fielding multiple pilot offers over the last two years, he signed on to star in and produce the original dramedy series The Good Cop which has gotten a straight-to-series order from Netflix today. The order is for 10 episodes.

Based on an Israeli format of the same name, Danza stars as Tony Sr., a disgraced, former NYPD officer who never followed the rules. He lives with his son, Tony Jr., an earnest, obsessively honest NYPD detective who makes a point of always following the rules. The "odd couple" become unofficial partners as Tony Sr. offers his overly cautious son blunt, street-wise advice on everything from handling suspects to handling women. 

Monk's Andy Breckman created the series and will serve as showrunner. He executive produces with Danza, Howard Klein and Randy Zisk, who will direct the premiere.

"We're excited to bring viewers the return of Tony Dana, one of television's most beloved icons," said Cindy Holland, Vice President of Original Content, Netflix. "The Good Cop is a funny, charming procedural series that we think our members will love."

"Many cop shows feature dark and provocative material: psycho-sexual killers, twisted, grim, flawed detectives," said Breckman. "Many address the most controversial issues of the day. I watch a lot of them. God bless 'em all. But the show I want to produce is playful, family friendly and a celebration of old-fashioned puzzle-solving."