Tonight on CBS, viewers will be introduced to Commissioner Walter William Clark, Jr. (Theo James), a weathered former wonder boy whose success, we learn, came at a big price. How big? That’s what we’ll find out as we watch Golden Boy, the new series from veteran NYPD Blue producer Nicholas Wootton and Greg Berlanti.
The series, premiering tonight on CBS, centers on Clark’s stories about his meteoric rise, with these flashbacks to seven years prior acting as the meat of the hour-long show.
Chi McBride (Boston Public) plays Clark’s partner, Rob Owen, a soon-to-be-retired longtime detective who is counting down the days until his exit. Owen is matched up with the young, cocky Clark in the first episode, and while the two have a rocky start, it won’t always be that way, says McBride. “He’s trying to retire without being put in the ground and then this kid comes around and wakes up something that’s been dormant in him for many, many years,” explains McBride. “Our relationship develops not unlike a relationship that is between Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi.” READ FULL STORY