'Stumptown': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and everything you need to know about the graphic novel-inspired crime drama series

'Stumptown': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and everything you need to know about the graphic novel-inspired crime drama series

With Hollywood blockbusters blowing up the summer, it's a similar booming season for the TV world, and one of the most anticipated shows to look forward to is 'Stumptown'.

ABC uncovered their prime time schedule of new shows and finally dropped the first look of the graphic novel adaptation 'Stumptown'.  

Release date 

The American crime drama television series created by Jason Richman will debut season on September 25, 2019.


Inspired by the graphic novel series of the same name, 'Stumptown' pursues Dex Parios (Cobie Smulders) — a tough, bold and astute army veteran with a convoluted love life, a gambling problem and a sibling to look after in Portland, Oregon.

Highly-experienced with an array of military insights, she's an incredible PI. However, her headstrong personality more often than not places her in the bad books of hardcore offenders, even as she's not exactly in collaboration with the police either.

Despite her chaotic life, Dex has a strong support system consisting of her younger brother, best friend, and former boss/friend, and they are what keep her going. 


Cobie Smulders as Dex Parios 

Cobie Smulders attends the 2018 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on October 09, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images) 

Primarily known for portraying Robin on CBS' 'How I Met Your Mother' and agent Maria Hill in Marvel's 'Avengers' franchise, Smulders will be portraying the protagonist, Dex Parios, who's an army veteran living in Portland, Oregon with her brother. She faces a gambling addiction and her unapologetic nature that often lands her in trouble with criminals. 

Tantoo Cardinal as Sue Lynn Blackbird

Tantoo Cardinal attends the "The Grizzlies" premiere during 2018 Toronto International Film Festival at Winter Garden Theatre on September 12, 2018, in Toronto, Canada. (Getty Images)

Canadian film and television actress Tantoo Cardinal has been cast as Sue Lynn Blackbird. She's known for playing roles in various noteworthy films and television series such as 'Spirit Bay', 'Dances with Wolves', 'Black Robe', 'Legends of the Fall', 'Smoke Signals', 'Hold the Dark' and 'North of 60'. 

Camryn Manheim as Lieutenant Cosgrove

Camryn Manheim attends the Entertainment Weekly & PEOPLE New York Upfronts Party on May 13, 2019, in New York City. (Getty Images)

Camryn Manheim, who's primarily known for starring in ABC's 'The Practice', CBS's 'Ghost Whisperer', mini-series 'Elvis', and 'Person of Interest', will be stepping in the shoes of Lieutenant Cosgrove. Manheim has been awarded the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 1998 for her portrayal of attorney Ellenor Frutt in 'The Practice'.


Michael Ealy as Detective Miles Hoffman

Michael Ealy arrives at the Premiere of 'The Intruder' at ArcLight Hollywood on May 01, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Getty Images) 

Michael Brown, professionally known as Michael Ealy has been cast as Detective Miles Hoffman. He's known for his roles in 'Barbershop', '2 Fast 2 Furious', 'Takers', 'Think Like a Man', 'About Last Night', 'Think Like a Man Too', 'The Perfect Guy', and 'The Intruder'.  He likewise played the role of Dorian the Android on Fox TV's science fiction police drama show 'Almost Human'.

Cole Sibus as Ansel Parios

Cole Sibus attends the 21st SCAD Savannah Film Festival on November 2, 2018, in Savannah, Georgia. (Getty Images) 

The cast also includes Adrian Martinez, Maureen Andronis, Mika Bantog, Kory Abreu, Clayton Chitty and Dylan Colton among others.


Based on the graphic novel series of the same name by Greg Rucka 

Novel creators Greg Rucka (L) and Steve Lieber arrive at the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' "Whiteout" at the Village Theater on September 9, 2009, in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images) 

The original graphic novel series of the same name is written by Greg Rucka and the artwork has been provided by Matthew Southworth. Greg Rucka is primarily known for his contributions to Action Comics, Batwoman, Detective Comics and many more. Whereas Matthew Southworth has likewise worked on 'Spider-Man: The Grim Hunt' (Marvel Comics) and illustrated a Killer Croc story for DC Comics. 

Created by Jason Richman

The TV series is created by writer and producer Jason Richman who currently resides in Los Angeles California. He's primarily known for his contributions to 'Detroit 1-8-7', 'Bad Company', and 'Bangkok Dangerous'


Major News 

Mark Webber replaced after being deemed 'not handsome' 

The original cast included actor Mark Webber as well, however, he was replaced by the showrunners who reportedly deemed that he was "not handsome enough"/ He likewise tweeted about his experience, "I feel sad that by expressing my own bad experience with the show I was fired from, that it could interfere with the positive experience the actors and creatives that are still on the show should be having."


You can watch the first trailer of 'Stumptown' here: 


The trailer begins with Dex Parios locked in the trunk of a car with two men seated in the front. Things escalate rather quickly when a bump on the road accidentally turns on the stereo which refuses to shut down and gives way to Dex to bamboozle the men from the backseat. She attacks them with a fire extinguisher and they eventually go flying off a ramp. The trailer then cuts to Dex doing her job while facing challenges and enjoying some gambling in a casino.


Where to watch 

The show is set to premiere on ABC

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