US drama series The Glades, featuring Australian Matt Passmore (Underbelly, McLeod’s Daughters, The Cut) begins on the W channel in December.
The cop series is one of the new season dramas which has netted good reviews, especially for Passmore.
Foxtel screens some of its more tempting titles during summer when Free to Air television isn’t quite so hot, a strategy that has served them well in previous years.
Jim Longworth (Passmore) is an attractive, brilliant, yet hard-to-get-along-with homicide detective from Chicago who is forced into exile after being wrongfully accused of sleeping with his former captain’s wife. Using the payout he received from the Chicago PD, Longworth searches for the simple life and moves to the sleepy resort town of Palm Glade, Florida, joining the local bureau of the state police figuring it’ll be an easy piece of time.
Longworth prefers to work his cases alone and sharing his theories with other detectives only serves to annoy him. But despite his cocky, annoying self-confidence, people put up with him because he’s too charming to ignore, and damned good at solving murders. Also stars Kiele Sanchezas Callie Cargill, Carlos Gomez as Carlos Sanchez and Michelle Hurdas Colleen Manus.
It starts 8.30pm Sunday December 5th.