'Big Dogs': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Amazon Prime's dystopian crime drama
The premise of 'Big Dogs' revolves around a man who moves party drugs through taxis
Lately, showrunners and filmmakers have decided to cash in on the 'Alternate-but-not-so-alternate-version-of-America'. While shows like 'The Plot Against America' expounded on a world where Fascism took over in the form of Charles Lindbergh, others like the upcoming show 'Big Dog' see a dystopian vision of US, where there is rampant corruption and crime and states are practically in a state of anarchy.
'Big Dogs' promises to be a gritty and grimy drama, going by the promos. Here's all you need to know about the show.
'Big Dogs' will release on July 1 on Amazon Prime.
The premise of 'Big Dogs' revolves around a man who moves party drugs through taxis. However, the cops are soon hot on his trail. The synopsis of the show reads, "In a New York City besieged by financial collapse and a surging crime wave, an underworld economy of "speaks" — illegal, debaucherous after-hours clubs linked by a web of taxicabs — is thriving.
For extra cash, fashion photographer Renny (Micheál Richardson, 'Cold Pursuit') has been moving party drugs through the taxi network for his boss, Reza (Tony Naumovski, 'Run All Night'), the local front man for an international crime syndicate looking to take over the city. When Renny is forced by Reza to step up his game as a dealer to a dangerous degree, he soon finds himself in the cross-hairs of both Reza and Detective Sixto Santiago (Manny Perez, 'The Night Of'), whose experimental unit is using undercover taxis to crack down on the chaotic drug trade.
After Santiago’s commander Captain McKeutchen (Brett Cullen, 'Joker') partners him with the mysterious and brutal new arrival Everett More (Michael Rabe, 'Homeland'), the two become entangled in a web of numerous government agencies and crime organizations circling a beleaguered New York, exposing a fight for control of both the city and the country at large."
Richardson is known for 'Cold Pursuit', 'Anchorman 2', 'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues' and 'The Rising:1916'.
Perez is known for his work in 'Third Watch' and 'Washington Heights'
Brett Cullen has worked in several films and television films, including 'Joker', 'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine', 'True Detective' and 'Blacklist'
Michael Rabe is an actor, known for 'Ask for Jane' (2018), 'Big Dogs' (2020) and Above All Things (2018).
Written by Adam Dunn and Tony Glazer, the show has been directed by David Platt, Darnell Martin, Matthew Penn and Tony Glazer.
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