Apparently Miami Metro is not enough cop action for Many Coto, a writer and executive producer of Dexter. Fresh off the news that L.A. Noir (under a new name) is a go, ABC has added a modern-day Los Angeles boys in blue to their roster, as Coto has sold them a cop drama called The Defectives. Everything in Hollywood happens in pairs, right?
The series revolves around a female internal affairs investigator who has to rebuild the LAPD's special detective unit following a corruption scandal occurs following a probe she conducts. That probe cripples the department and, with little money or support, she has to recruit a team comprised of overlooked detectives, passed-over analysts and cops with flaws. This team has to come together to rise above the hate and still overcome the crimes on L.A.
Coto will write and executive produce, along with Hot in Cleveland's Lynda Obst.
Coto has also worked on 24 and Star Trek: Enterprise.
I am tired of these networks not taking any real chances. This show might turn out marvelous - even though, with Dexter's writer attached, I certainly will not hold my breath. But this seems like a safe, stale premise that will see her team overcome adversity and triumph in the end. Why does network TV refuse to challenge and captivate us?