Upfronts 2015: First Look At ABC’s ‘Wicked City’

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TVWise continues our Upfronts coverage with a first look at ABC’s new drama series Wicked City.

From Steven Baigelman and ABC Studios, Wicked City is described as a character driven “true crime” procedural which each season follows a different case in noteworthy eras in Los Angeles history.

The first season is set in 1982 Los Angeles. At the Whisky A Go Go you can be anybody you choose to be because anything goes at the most iconic club on the strip. Girls like Emily are looking for high rollers with deep pockets so it wasn’t hard for club regular, Kent Galloway to pick her up. But it will be the last date for Emily; her murder is all over the news. Two detectives, Jack Roth (Adam Rothenberg) and his newly assigned partner, Paco Contreras, are on the case. They suspect it could be part of a bigger murder spree…after all LA is the serial killer capital of the world – the Hillside Strangler, Freeway Killer, and the Zodiac Killer. Wannabe journalist, Karen McClaren (Taissa Farmiga) may have stumbled onto a big story when she saw Emily at the Whisky the night she died. What she doesn’t know is that John, the guy she met that very night, is the same man who killed Emily.

Desperate to jump start her career, she begins working with Diver Hawkes, a crime scene photographer who shows her the ropes. In the meantime, Kent has picked up another unsuspecting rocker chick, Betty (Erika Christensen), whom to his dismay, is the mother of two young kids. This saves her from being his next victim and eventually, their twisted sexual connection will lead to her becoming his partner in crime a la Bonnie and Clyde. When Jack and Paco get a lead from an anonymous caller about some evidence from the murder, Diver and Karen hear the call on the police radio band and get there as fast as they can. She talks to the detectives about what she saw at the club the night of the murder and an alliance forms between them. Ed Westwick, Gabriel Luna, Karolina Wydra, Holley Fain, Darrell Britt-Gibson and Anne Winters also star.

Check out the trailer below: