NBA All Star Executive Produces Gritty Police Drama "The Underground Kings!" It Cures "Wire" Crave!
Missing your “HBO Wire” fix? New police drama series “The Underground Kings” will satisfy even the most insatiable appetite!!!
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Dec. 16, 2013 - PRLog -- CHELSEA, AL (December 16, 2013)—Original drama series THE UNDERGROUND KINGS created and featuring award winning director Skye Dennis and executive produced by his 1st cousin NBA “All Star” Richard “Rip” Hamilton, will hit the internet January 1, 2014 (5:00pm E. S. T.). Ready (and willing) to please crime show junkies everywhere (although certainly not your mama’scrime vs cop show), this long awaited production picks up where: the poetic authenticity, social commentary, logic, sexiness, suspense, intensity and intrigue of “The Wire” ended. With a backdrop of Philadelphia, “T. U. K.’s” is the premiere show of unwavering explorations of a city in crisis and its subtle portrayals of those affected. The explosive beginning of this series starts with a Harrisburg PA police officer struggling to balance work and family (as with most). On a day starting out typical, understated hints quickly turn into noticeable trouble when this officer finds out his partner of ten years was set up (killed) by a collaboration of dirty cops and crime bosses. With no other choice, he takes on a dual life going undercover in the city of “T. U. K.’s.” With a strategic plan in mind, his immediate life purpose and goal is to expose internal police corruption and underworld connections. Since many National and International fans have an unquenchable appetite for police dramas; this is your dose from veteran award winning actors: Christopher Mann (best known for his role as Councilman Tony Gray on “The Wire” amongst many television, film and theatrical roles), Brian Anthony Wilson (known as Detective Holley on “The Wire” but has appeared in many television shows and films), John Canada Terrell (famous for playing Michael “Flash” Turner in Robert Townsends “The Five Heartbeats” and other film and television works), Omilio Sparks (actor and Hip Hop artist signed personally by Jay Z), Sultry Neo-Soul Artist Jaguar Wright, American Award Winner Robert X. Golphin (best known as feature in The Wire, as well as, Dunbar Reed in the “The Great Debaters” playing opposite Denzel Washington), Al Thompson Actor/Writer/Director/Producer (Love Don't Cost a Thing, The Royal Tenenbaums, A Walk to Remember, Conspiracy X and the like), (Gervase Peterson – known for his appearance on the first season of “Survivor”and Survivor reunion shows, (“Soap Opera” enthusiasts will recognize him from his role of Leo Thompson on “As The World Turns”), Actor and Comedian Turae Gordon (recognizable from B. E. T.’S Comic View to “Martin Lawrence Presents; 1st Amendment Standup.” Recently appearing in Kevin Hart’s “Laugh at my Pain”), rounding out this mega cast is Comedian/Writer/Actor Jvonne Pearson who has opened up for the likes of: Anita Baker, Boyz II Men, Mariah Carey and Patti Labelle. Pearson has also appeared on Def Comedy Jam and B. E. T.’s Comic View before becoming one of the writers for Comic View during the season Gary Owens hosted. Additional actors making series appearances are: Joilet F. Harris (The Wire), Nakia Dillard (The Wire, Night Catches Us), Mars Co-Op Actor/Hip Hop Artist (member of Legendary Roots Crew), Tiffany E. Green- (Silver Linings Playbook, The North Star), Kamal Bostic-Smith (The Wire, Beauty Shop) Kevin Savage (Professional Model/Stand-In The Game), and Tommy Brown.