Russell G. Jones & Olivia Lucy Phillip Join CBS Cop Drama 'TOMMY'
Deadline reports that Russell G. Jones and Olivia Lucy Phillip will be series regulars opposite Edie Falco and Michael Chernus in CBS drama pilot Tommy, from co-creator Paul Attanasio and producer Amblin TV.
In Tommy, Falco plays the title character, a former high-ranking NYPD officer who becomes the first female Chief of Police for Los Angeles and uses her unflinching honesty and hardball tactics to navigate the social, political and national-security issues that converge with enforcing the law.
Jones will play Looper. Phlegmatic but sharp as a tack, Looper is the Chief of Staff, whose job is to keep the trains running while the new Chief of Police performs the political aspects of the job. Part of Tommy's inner team, Looper proves to be instinctual and insightful, a good cop with good instincts and the ability to keep his mouth shut.
Phillip will play Kate. She's Tommy's daughter, who seems to be everything her mother is not: soft where her mother is hard, quiet where she is commanding; deep down, however, she's just as stubborn. A school psychologist who is married to an engineer and the mother of 8-year-old Luna, Kate lives in L.A. and is estranged from her mother, whom she resents for putting her career before her child.
Jones played Norm on The Americans and Hiram on Netflix's Godless, with guest roles on CBS' Bull, Person of Interest, The Night Of and The Knick, among others. Jones appeared recently on Broadway in Saint Joan.
Phillip currently stars as Bulda in Frozen on Broadway. Other theater credits include Broadway's Disaster! and Waitress and the West End's production of Book of Mormon.
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