Harley Carter reopens a cold case as his first investigation in an all-new episode of WGN America's 'Carter'
Harley Carter opens up a cold case for the sake of an emotionally disturbed fan, but where will that lead him?
Harley Carter (Jerry O’Connell) takes on his first case as the official consulting detective for the Bishop P.D. after an emotionally-disturbed superfan convinces him to reopen a cold case. Harley enlists best friends Sam Shaw (Sydney Poitier Heartsong) and Dave Leigh (Kristian Bruun) to help solve a murder mystery in Bishop’s old Hancock Paint Factory that went up in flames years ago. An all-new episode titled 'The Astronaut & the Lion King' airs Tuesday, August 14 at 10 p.m ET/9 p.m CT on WGN America.
'Carter' was created by Garry Campbell ('MADtv') who developed it alongside writer John Tinker ('Chicago Hope'). It is produced by Amaze Film + Television, and it is executive produced by the company’s own Teza Lawrence and Michael Souther ('The Stanley Dynamic,' 'Call Me Fitz'). The series’ pilot is directed by Scott Smith ('The Magicians,' 'Skins'). 'Carter' was originally commissioned by Sony Pictures Television Networks and is distributed internationally by Sony Pictures Television.
It revolves around Harley (O’Connell), an actor playing a detective on a hit television show until he is forced to retreat to his sleepy hometown after an embarrassing public meltdown in Hollywood. Now that he’s back, he taps into his acting experience to become a real-life detective, partnering with his two best friends, Shaw (Heartsong) and Leigh (Bruun).
'Carter' is one of the two original series in the detective procedural genre which WGN has added to its Prime Crime slate. It is being accompanied by the crime drama 'Gone', which stars Chris Noth ('The Good Wife'), Leven Ramblin ('The Hunger Games'), and Danny Pino ('CSI: Miami'), and is set to debut in early 2019. The two shows have been picked up to represent a new tactic where the shows will have an international pedigree, originating in the US, unlike the 2017 Canadian detective drama 'Bellevue' or the 2015 Swedish-American thriller '100 Code'. 'Carter' was commissioned by Sony Pictures Television Networks and is distributed internationally by Sony Pictures Television.
WGN America, the flagship entertainment destination of Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO), is a nationally distributed television network available in more than 77 million homes via cable, satellite, and telco. The network features a strong slate of original scripted series, fan-favorite dramas, comedies and blockbuster movies. “Carter and Gone are very exciting additions to WGN America’s superb Prime Crime lineup,” said Gavin Harvey, president of WGN America. “Both shows bring stellar casts and appealing stories to powerfully complement the network’s multi-faceted mix of hit procedurals, dramas, and comedies.”
Watch the trailer below: