EXCLUSIVE: Troian Bellisario ( Pretty Little Liars ) and Brandon Larracuente ( The Good Doctor) will star in On Call. Originally produced by Wolf Entertainment and Universal Television for Amazon Freevee, the half-hour drama series will air on their flagship Amazon Prime Video platform. Amazon Studios has officially ordered eight episodes from the Tim Walsh and Elliot Wolf co-produced project, marking Wolf Entertainment's first streaming series and tenth scripted series overall.
On Call is an entertaining half-hour series that follows veteran trainee Tracey Harmon (Bellisario) and rookie Alex Diaz (Larrakint) as they grapple with the loss of a fellow officer and modern-day police politics. – in the apartment and on the streets of Long Beach.
Tracey Harmon is a veteran Belisario officer who has become disillusioned with her job and is struggling to find her place in the department by training a new generation of officers.
Alex Diaz de Larraquinte is an ambitious Hispanic ace who struggles with his optimistic outlook, aware of the challenges he will face as a cop in today's environment.
Tim Walsh and Elliot Wolfe
Initially picked up by IMDb TV, Amazon's free AVOD service, On Call was rebranded as Amazon Freevee in the spring of 2021, with Ben Watkins as showrunner and Elliot Wolfe as executive producer. Since then, the creative team behind the project has changed, with Walsh formerly co-executive producer of The Police at Chicago-based Wolf Entertainment , while Elliot ( The Dark Forest ) became writer and executive producer. Dick Wolf's son Elliot has led Wolf Entertainment's digital expansion for the past five years, which now includes On Call as the company's first broadcast series.
Dick Wolf (Law & Order, Chicago, episode The FBI Brand ), Walsh, Elliott Wolf, former Chicago Police Director and executive producer Eric LaSalle, Arthur Forney and Peter Jankowski serve as executive producers. LaSalle is directing episodes 1, 2, 5 and 6 of the series, which recently began production in Long Beach.
Universal Television, part of the Universal Studio Group, produces products in association with Wolf Entertainment and Amazon Studios.
“Everything old has become new again. In 1958, 40 half-hour and five-hour dramas were shown on television. Five years later, the numbers have changed dramatically,” Dick Wolf said of the 2021 production of On Call . “This is a good time for a half-hour reformat. This is Popcorn TV. You can watch six episodes on a three-hour binge."
Best known for her role on ABC's Pretty Little Liars, Bellisario can be seen in the international comedy Dula directed by Cheryl Nichols and opposite Cate Blanchett in Richard Linklater's Where Have You Gone, Bernadette? . He can also be seen in the independent feature film Feed , in which he starred, wrote, produced and directed. Bellisario is represented by Gersh and Entertainment 360.
Larracuente is ending the season of The Good Doctor on ABC. Other notable works include Netflix's Bloodline , Freeform's 13 Reasons Why , and Party of Five. He is represented by A Management Company, Global Artists Agency and Goodman Genow Schenkman Smelkinson + Christopher.
On Call is Universal Studio Group's latest collaboration with Amazon Studios/Prime Video and also includes the second season of Harlem (Universal Television), the new 2007 series Class (Universal International Studios), and the recently announced series We were liars” (Universal International). . ) studies). one TV).
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