Less than a day after it was announced that singer-songwriter/actor Josh Groban (Ally McBeal, The Office) was set to star opposite Tony Danza (Who’s The Boss?, Taxi) in Netflix‘s crime procedural dramedy The Good Cop comes word that Chicago P.D.‘s Monica Barbaro has been tapped as the show’s female lead. The 10-episode series adds a family aspect to the typical “buddy cop” formula; and boasts Monk‘s creator/executive producer Andy Breckman and director/executive producer Randy Zisk as the creative force behind the project.
Here’s Netflix’s overview of The Good Cop:
The Good Cop centers on Tony Sr. (Danza), a disgraced former NYPD officer who never followed the rules. He lives with his son, Tony Jr. (Groban), an earnest, obsessively honest NYPD detective who makes a point of always following the rules. This “odd couple” become unofficial partners as Tony Sr. offers his overly cautious son blunt, streetwise advice on everything from handling suspects to handling women.
Barbaro’s Cara Vasquez is described as:
“Street smart and self-assured, she is the newest detective on the All-City Homicide Task Force. She believes in getting the job done, even if that means bending the rules, which always gets a rise out of her earnest, by-the-book partner, TJ Caruso.”
Previously a series regular on NBC’s Chicago Justice, Barbaro is set to reprise ADA Anna Valdez on Chicago P.D. in a recurring role during this season. Once a series regular on the second season of Lifetime’s UnReal, Barbaro can next be seen in a four-episode arc on ABC’s mid-season comedy series Splitting Up Together.
Danza will serve as a producer on the series; with Breckman, Zisk and 3 Arts’ Howard Klein executive produce alongside Israeli production company Yes. Zisk is set to direct the first episode of season, with filming slated to begin in New York City in late 2017.
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