Episodes: Eight but five unaired (hour)
TV show dates: October 27, 2015 — November 10, 2015
Series status: Cancelled
Performers include: Ed Westwick, Erika Christensen, Jeremy Sisto, Taissa Farmiga, Gabriel Luna, Karolina Wydra, Evan Ross, Anne Winters, and Jaime Ray Newman.
TV show description:
This crime anthology follows cases set during famous and infamous moments of Los Angeles history. The first case is set on the seedy Sunset Strip of the early 1980s. Amidst the sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll, a sinister someone stalks sultry starlet-wannabes.
Kent Grainger (Ed Westwick), in the guise of a Hollywood bigwig, trawls the clubs, making empty promises of fame and fortune to pretty young things. Once he dedicates a song to a woman on the radio, her days are numbered.
Kent meets his match in Betty Beaumontaine (Erika Christensen), a single mother who supports her family working as a nurse. Tantalized by the prospect of drawing his lover into his twisted, secret life, will Kent coax Betty into being his perverse partner on his killing spree?
Detective Jack Roth (Jeremy Sisto) and his new partner Paco Contreras (Gabriel Luna) are on the case. Their partnership is an uneasy one, though. Paco is responsible for getting Jack’s former partner thrown off the force. This is not Jack’s first newsworthy case, and he’s made many contacts during the course of his career. Cops, reporters, dealers, and clubbers form a team of rivals, to catch the killer terrorizing the Strip.
As Kent preys upon the innocent, Jack and Paco decide that when it comes to catching this killer, the end justifies the means.
Jack is having an affair with Detective Dianne Kubek (Karolina Wydra), who is on an undercover assignment at a strip club as cocktail waitress/drug dealer. As the bodies pile up, the tension between Jack and Dianne’s personal and professional relationships escalates.
Karen McClaren (Taissa Farmiga), is a rookie reporter who covers the Strip and witnesses one of the victims leaving a club. Karen is approached by killer Kent and unwittingly gives him her phone number. Jack and Paco eventually use Karen as bait to lure the killer out of the shadows. Now they must keep her alive.
This episode has not aired yet.
First aired: TBD
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