Before you ask, no, this has nothing to do with Tommy Little.
What it does have to do with, is multiple Emmy award-winner Edie Falco (The Sopranos, Nurse Jackie) starring as Abigail “Tommy” Thomas, in Tommy premiering Wednesday, 3 June at 8.30pm on 10. (Say that 10 times fast.)
A former high-ranking NYPD officer who becomes the first female chief of police for Los Angeles, Tommy must use her unflinching honesty and hardball tactics to keep social, political and national security issues from hindering effective law control in her new home town.
Tommy steps into her new job surrounded by her predecessor’s staff including Blake Sullivan, played by Brisbane-born actress Adelaide Clemens, the polished and confident press secretary who is eager to earn Tommy’s trust.
You may recognise Adelaide from X-Men Originals: Wolverine, The Great Gatsby and the BBC’s Parade’s End, but she got her start in the critically acclaimed Australian drama Love My Way back in 2007. Adelaide also starred in Silent Hill: Revelation 3D with Kit Harrington and the independent film Generation Um… alongside Keanu Reeves.
Tommy also stars Thomas Sadoski (The Newsroom, Life In Pieces) as the guy responsible for hiring Tommy, Mayor Buddy Gray.
Also on Tommy’s team are Chief of Staff Donn Cooper (Russell G. Jones), a savvy cop with good instincts and the ability to be discreet; Ken Rosey (Michael Chernus), an idealistic speechwriter and former attorney and Abner Diaz (Vladimir Caamaño), a fellow street-smart New York cop, as part of her personal security team. Buddy relies on the political instincts of his deputy mayor, Doug Dudik (Joseph Lyle Taylor), a slick operative with questionable morals who is wary of Tommy’s growing influence. Now that Tommy is in L.A., she has a second chance at a relationship with her adult daughter, Kate Jones (Olivia Lucy Phillip), who still faults her mother for choosing career over family many years ago.
Equal parts political, procedural and family drama, Tommy comes from Paul Attanasio, the creator of Bull and Homicide: Life On The Street. Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey, Tom Szentgyorgyi, Christine Moore and Kate Dennis (pilot only) also serve as executive producers alongside Attanasio.
Tommy is a CBS Television Studios production in association with Atelier Paul Attanasio and Amblin Partners. The series is distributed internationally by ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group.
Note: CBS recently cancelled the series after one season, so just 12 episodes are available for 10 – Aaron Ryan