Mayor Tom Kane (Kelsey Grammer) sits like a spider at the center of Chicago’s web of power; a web built on a covenant with the people. They want to be led, they want disputes settled, jobs dispensed, and loyalties rewarded. If he achieves all this through deception and immorality, so be it. As long as he gets the job done, they look the other way.
Yet despite being the most effective mayor in recent history, a degenerative brain disorder is ripping everything away from him. He can’t trust his memory, his closest allies, or even himself.
Kane’s wife Meredith (Connie Nielsen) knows nothing. Theirs is a marriage of convenience. Kitty O'Neil (Kathleen Robertson), Kane’s political aide, has her suspicions but stays silent. Kane’s chief of staff, Ezra Stone (Martin Donovan), has no illusions about the stakes involved and doesn’t ask questions. And State Treasurer Ben Zajac (Jeff Hephner) is too concerned with his own political ambitions to notice anything unusual.
Only Emma (Hannah Ware), Kane’s estranged daughter, has a chance of learning his secret. This is going to be the toughest term yet for the Boss.
Here's the trailer:
This looks like it might just be a Kelsey Grammer that we've never seen before - much grittier and dangerous. The trailer sent chills down my spine that I haven't had since The West Wing went off the air... I love a good political thriller with some corruption, scandal and backroom dealings when it's coming to me in a fictional way. I can't wait to see where this series goes!
Even if you don't get STARZ yet, you can still watch the entire first episode here.
I got a chance to see it - and I can tell you that you don't want to miss it! But I have to warn you that it's definitely graphic and definitely not for the faint of heart. There's language, nudity and definitely adult situations, so make sure the kids are in bed.
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