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The Sullivans is an upcoming American police procedural and legal drama television series, adapted as a spin-off of Hartman.

The series will premiered on NBC in September 2029.

Set in Denver, Colorado, the series follows the Irish-American Sullivan family, headed by of Denver PD detective Drake Sullivan and his wife, Executive Assistant District Attorney Katherine Sullivan. The series' focuses primarily on the two as they navigate their jobs and personal lives, with their children Finn and Mary, and Drake's father Ryan.

Drake works for Family Justice Unit (FJU), an elite police unit that investigates crimes involving families, including but not limited to domestic violence, rape, murder, kidnapping and sexual abuse. Drake works with an team of elite detectives, in the Denver P.D., who all report to their ranking C.O., to investigate the crimes, collect evidence, interview witnesses and then, when the evidence points to a suspect or suspects, place the suspect(s) under arrest. The matter is then taken over by Katherine and the prosecutors and investigators of the Denver District Attorney's office. They discuss deals, prepare the witnesses and evidence and conduct the people's case in the trial.

Both teams work with the Medical Examiners Office, Crime Lab and psychiatrists from both the police department and DA's office.

Regular Cast

Denver PD (Family Justice Unit)

  • Chris Pratt as Detective Drake Sullivan, a gritty 13-year DPD veteran and former Force Reconnaissance Marine. He is slightly hardened due to his combat experiences oversees, but remains a caring and dedicated man and figure to his colleagues and family. He has a soft spot for children and, due to his own experience, the wrongly accused.
  • Nicholas Gonzalez as Detective Miguel Ruiz, a 13-year veteran on the force and Drake's partner. He is noted by his colleagues to be great at his job, but horrible at his personal life due to two failed marriages and a streak of womanizing afterwards, which he attributes to his parents' failings, and having been bounced around his family for a long period. Despite this, he is a dedicated father to his son Angel (from his first marriage) and his daughters Martika and Lupé (from his second marriage).
  • Corey Hawkins as Detective Jackson Holmes, a 9-year veteran and former Special Forces Army Ranger. Growing up in a military family, he appreciates the privilege to serve, and hates those who try to pose as military veterans and steal valor; as such, he and Drake have a close friendship. He is married to Kim, an ICU nurse, and the two have their first child, Franklin James, in the fifth episode.
  • Teri Reeves as Detective Andrea Donnell, an 8-year veteran from a prominent police family. Having grown up as the youngest child and only daughter of four children, she has often had to prove herself to be just as capable as men are in investigating and taking down suspects. She is divorced with two daughters, Danielle and Piper.
  • Annie Wersching as Sergeant Nicole Richter, a 15-year veteran and sergeant previously from an undercover unit who was transferred to FJU to replace the late Landon Kruger. She is dedicated to her job and is divorced with a teenage son named Brian. She also a history of using opioids due to a gunshot wound she received in the line of duty and has been in-and-out of rehab several times for it.
  • Keith David as Captain Eugene Winder, a 22-year veteran and commanding officer of the FJU. A slightly gruff but loyal officer, he is stern but supportive of his subordinates and will do whatever he feels is needed to get justice. He was the investigating detective on Drake's case when he was framed for murder and convinced him to join the DPD afterward. He has been happily married for over 20 years and has two adult sons, Eugene Jr. and Anthony.

D.A. Office

  • Bryce Dallas Howard as Executive Assistant District Attorney Katherine Sullivan, Drake's wife, a 15-year veteran ADA who has been newly promoted to Executive ADA due to a near perfect conviction record. She and her brother Joey witnessed the murders of their parents and two older siblings by a mob hitman, after their father, an NYPD detective was about to give damning testimony against a New York mob boss. She and Joey managed to hide from the danger, and were raised by relatives, but became estranged from each other later in life due to her wanting the hitman caught and him wanting to move on. Katherine is known to be steadfast & uncompromising against those who commit unspeakable acts against families & children, but is compassionate toward victims of domestic violence, child abuse & rape and loves her family.
  • John Francis Daley as Assistant District Attorney Trent Doyle, Katherine's second chair. A prosecuter for four years, he is known to be smart, but brash and is a competitive ADA. Doyle particularly comes down on those who commit hate crimes, especially against the LGBTQ+ community. He is openly gay and has a boyfriend who is a construction foreman.
  • Jeremy Ratchford as Investigator Mario Nazario, a former Denver homicide detective who now works as a DA Investigator, who left the force due to health reasons brought on his hard-living habits (his years of drinking, smoking and some poor dieting). He often serves as a mentor towards other investigators. He is a widower with two sons.
  • Sheila Vand as Investigator Hessa Cohen, a third generation Iranian-American DA Investigator who was previously a FBI agent, until she was fired from the bureau for brutally interrogating and beating information a terror suspect in custody who had planned to bomb 16th Street Mall to stop the attack. Katherine subsequently helped her get a job as a DA Investigator and she becomes Nazario's partner. Her older brother is a FBI agent.
  • Scott Glenn as District Attorney Andrew Bishop, a conservative district attorney who was an ADA for over 30 years before he was elected DA. He is Katherine's mentor and helped her clear Drake's name when he was framed for murder. He has been married to his wife Stacy for 44 years, has five children (two sons and three daughters) and several grandchildren. Due to his conservative views, he estranged from one of his daughters for several years after she came out as a lesbian, but has since reconciled with her.

Family 

  • Jason Maybaum as Finn Sullivan, Drake and Katherine's son, who is 10-years-old at the start of the series. He is an insightful and intelligent boy who appears to have a particular knack for science.
  • Spencer Moss as Mary Sullivan, Drake and Katherine's daughter, who is 8-years-old at the start of the series. She is a typical innocent child who loves dancing (especially ballet), but can sometimes be wise beyond her years as well.
  • Clancy Brown as Ryan Sullivan, a retired criminal court judge with a prominent career and the father of Drake, Amanda and Lydia. Drake, Katherine and their children live in his house and he watches over Finn & Mary while their parents work. He also provides Drake and Katherine some insight and wisdom on cases they work on.

Recurring Cast

  • Elaine Cassidy as Lydia Graves, Drake's younger sister and the youngest daughter of Ryan. She works as a Chicago P.D. dispatcher. She is married to Police Sergeant Owen Graves and they have four children: Christine, Matthius, Jeffery, and Robin.
  • David Ramsey as Owen Graves, Lydia's husband who is a former Navy SEAL and now Chicago police sergeant. They have four children.
  • Emily Deschanel as Amanda Whitman, Drake's late older sister and a prominent defense attorney who successfully defended her brother in his murder trial. She was well on her way to becoming a judge like her father when she was unexpectedly killed in a car accident six years prior to the series, leaving behind her husband Nathan, and their two sons Wesley and Lucas. She appears in flashbacks throughout the series.
  • Sebastian Arcelus as Nathan Whitman, Amanda's widower and father of their two sons. He is an entrepreneur and owns a strip mall.
  • Edie Falco as Rachel Sullivan, Ryan's wife, and Drake, Amanda, and Lydia's mother who died of cancer four years prior to the series. She appears in flashbacks throughout the series.
  • David Gallagher as Joey Ashford, Katherine's younger brother and sole surviving sibling. An accomplished crime fiction writer residing in his hometown of New York City, he faced the trauma of witnessing the murders of his parents and two other older siblings by a mob hitman after their NYPD detective father agreed to testify against a mob boss. This has lead to him and Katherine being estranged due to her wanting to find and bring the hitman to justice and him wanting to just forget and move on, despite the trauma's effects on his psyche. He also has a girlfriend, but due to his trauma, has various relationship issues with her.
  • Joe Alder as Officer Kyle Francis, a police officer who works as a tech analyst for the FJU.
  • Kellita Smith as M.E. Robinetta Cooke, the local M.E. who assists the FJU on cases involving death.
  • Tahj Mowry as Forensic Specialist C.J. Winston, the forensics specialist who is the younger brother of Detective Cleo Winston of Law & Order: New Orleans and District Attorney Cara Winston of Hartman.
  • Graham Greene as District Commander Dan "Red Fox" Cutter, a senior commanding officer with 32 years on the job. He often helps the FJU sort out the departmental politics of their cases.
  • Ruben Santiago-Hudson as Judge Adam Wellington, a sitting criminal court judge and friend of Ryan who occasionally presides over Katherine's cases.
  • Anna Diop as Kim Quincy-Holmes, an ICU nurse and Jackson's wife. They have their first child, Franklin James, in the fifth episode.
  • Warren Christie as Sergeant Landon Kruger, the late sergeant of the FJU who was killed in the backdoor pilot. He appears in flashbacks throughout the series.
  • Judy Greer as Defense Attorney Emily Thornton, a known defense lawyer who has been friends with Katherine since law school.

News

Season 1 News:

  • Will consist of 22 episodes.
  • Will premiere alongside the season 12 premiere of Hartman.
  • There will be a mid-season crossover with spin-off series, Hartman, in episode 13.
  • Annie Wersching will join the main cast as a newly-assigned sergeant to replace Sergeant Landon Kruger who was killed in the backdoor pilot on Hartman.
  • Jeremy Ratchford will join the main cast as a former Denver police detective now D.A. Investigator.
  • Sheila Vand will join the main cast as a disgraced Iranian-American former FBI agent now D.A. Investigator.
  • Drake helps Katherine to find the mob hitman who killed her parents and two older siblings when she and her younger brother Joey were young. Hessa later joins in to help them out.
  • There will be a flashback episode that reveals how Drake and Katherine first met.
    • Emily Deschanel and Edie Falco will appear as members of the Sullivan family in flashback scenes.
      • Emily Deschanel will portray Amanda Whitman, a defense attorney and Drake's older sister, who died in a car accident six years prior to the series.
      • Edie Falco will portray Rachel Sullivan, the wife of Ryan and the mother of Amanda, Drake and Lydia, who died of cancer four years prior to the series.
  • Odette Annable will have a recurring role as forensics psychologist and criminal profiler Dr. Kendall Fleiss.
  • Kelly Hu will have a recurring role as Police Lieutenant Hannah Wie.
  • David Gallagher will have a guest starring role as Joey Ashford, Katherine's estranged younger brother.
  • Lance Henriksen will guest star in two episodes as Katherine's paternal uncle Henry Ashford who raised her and Joey after most of their family was murdered.
  • A undisclosed character who previously from Law & Order: New Orleans will appear in one episode.
    • It is later revealed that Law & Order: New Orleans alum Maggie Q will reprise her role as FBI Agent Lisa Zhao.
  • James Morrison will have an undisclosed but important role later in the season.

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