“Deputy”: Stephen Dorff’s L.A. Lawman Bill Hollister Just Went From “Solider” to “General” [PREVIEW]

With January 2020 right around the corner, FOX is offering viewers a fresh look at writer/executive producer Will Beall (Aquaman, Gangster Squad) and director/executive producer David Ayer‘s (Training Day, End of Watch) modern police drama Deputy. In the following preview “He’s Gonna Run This Town”, Stephen Dorff‘s (True Detective) Los Angeles lawman Bill Hollister needs a hard reminder that he’s no longer a solider – he’s the general:

In the following preview “Send In The Lawman”, we get a look at the backstory that leads to Hollister suddenly finding himself caught between crime scenes and committee meetings:

Now here’s a look back at the original official trailer and series overview for Deputy, set to premiere January 2020:

From writer/executive producer Will Beall (Aquaman, Gangster Squad) and director/executive producer David Ayer (Training Day, End of Watch), 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.

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DEPUTY: Cassandra Relynn, Cory Scott Allen, Mark Moses, Stephen Dorff and Jamie Fitzsimmons in DEPUTY, premiering midseason on FOX. © 2019 FOX MEDIA LLC. Cr: Erika Doss / FOX.

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 (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.

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DEPUTY: Stephen Dorff in DEPUTY, premiering midseason on FOX. © 2019 FOX MEDIA LLC. Cr: Erika Doss / FOX.

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

DEPUTY: Stephen Dorff in DEPUTY, premiering midseason on FOX. © 2019 FOX MEDIA LLC. Cr: Tyler Golden / FOX.

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.

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.

DEPUTY: Stephen Dorff in DEPUTY, premiering midseason on FOX. © 2019 FOX MEDIA LLC. Cr: Tyler Golden / FOX.

FOX’s Deputy is produced by Entertainment One and FOX Entertainment. David Ayer and Chris Long of Cedar Park Entertainment serve as executive producers, alongside John Coveny and showrunner Kimberly Harrison. Will Beall created the series and Ayer directed the first two episodes.

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