‘The Chicago Code’ is a new crime drama premiering on FOX on February 7th starring Jennifer Beals from ‘Flashdance’ and ‘The L Word’ and Jason Clarke from ‘Flashdance’. The show is already garnering a lot of talk and many people are comparing it to ‘The Shield’. But that may be because Shawn Ryan, the writer of ‘The Shield’ is also the writer of ‘The Chicago Code’.
The show’s premise is as follows:
THE CHICAGO CODE is a fast-paced series centered on JAREK WYSOCKI (Jason Clarke), a local legend and a larger-than-life veteran of the Chicago Police Department who wields considerable power thanks to his relationship with TERESA COLVIN (Jennifer Beals), his ex-partner and the city’s first female superintendent, now in charge of a 10,000-member police force. While Teresa diplomatically governs amidst the complicated landscape of Chicago politics, Jarek works the streets on a crusade to clean up corruption and crime and avenge his brother’s murder. Along the way, they will stop at nothing to bring down their powerful adversaries, including ALDERMAN RONIN GIBBONS (Delroy Lindo), a building-magnate-turned-politician who has ruled his ward with a velvet glove for over two decades.
Joining Jarek on the street is CALEB EVERS (Matt Lauria), an eager young detective trying desperately to prove himself. Also in Jarek’s charge is his niece, VONDA WYSOCKI (Devin Kelley), a rookie beat cop whose father – Jarek’s brother – was killed in the line of duty when she was young. Jarek keeps close tabs on her and is less than thrilled with the risk-taking ways of her cocky hotshot partner, ISAAC JOINER (Todd Williams). Also in the mix is low-life LIAM HENNESSEY (Billy Lush), an Irish thug who blends in with the gritty world of local crime.
If you enjoy watching crime dramas like ‘The Shield,’ and ‘CSI’ you should give ‘The Chicago Code‘ a watch next week Monday and get in with a show from the very beginning.