The Good Cop is an American streaming television comedy-drama murder-mystery created by Andy Breckman. The ten episode series premiered on Netflix on September 21, 2018.
On November 13, 2018, Netflix canceled the series after one season.
The program is based on an Israeli show of the same name created by Erez and Tomer Aviram and produced by Yoav Gross
Netflix announced the new series in June 2017. The show stars Tony Danza as “a disgraced, former NYPD officer who never followed the rules”,and Josh Groban as his son, Tony Jr., “an earnest, obsessively honest NYPD detective who makes a point of always following the rules”.
The show was created and is written by Andy Breckman, who created and wrote the Emmy Award-winning USA Network series Monk.
The main characters are father and son policemen, Tony Caruso Sr. and Jr., who live together. Tony Sr. (Danza) was expelled from law enforcement for chronic violations of departmental policy, while his son, Tony Jr. (Groban) scrupulously obeys departmental procedures.
During one scene in episode 1, two of Tony Jr.’s colleagues reveal that others in the department refer to him sarcastically as the “Choirboy” and “Nancy Drew.”
In the series, according to Netflix, “This ‘odd couple’ become unofficial partners as Tony Sr. offers his overly-cautious son blunt, street-wise advice on everything from handling suspects to handling women.”
Danza, a native New Yorker, is on the board of directors of the city’s Police Athletic League, and “will be able to draw on his real-life connection to the NYPD” to develop his character and role.
The first season is being filmed in various neighborhoods in Brooklyn.
About the series, Breckman said, “Many cop shows feature dark and provocative material: psycho-sexual killers, twisted, grim, flawed detectives.
Many address the most controversial issues of the day.
I watch a lot of them. God bless ’em all. But the show I want to produce is playful, family-friendly, and a celebration of old-fashioned puzzle-solving.”
Music for the series was composed by Pat Irwin