Watch the first full episode here. The series premieres Oct. 21st.
While the trailer is more smoke and mirrors than plot it does show off Grammer’s talents and certainly tees him up for a career defining moment. If the show is well written that is. Let’s hope it does for him what Breaking Bad did for Bryan Cranston.
The teaser tells us absolutely nothing, except for that it takes place in Chicago and that it stars Kelsey Grammer, who is probably corrupt. Information revealed about the show confirms that it’s a political drama. Grammer makes a convincing politician if you ask me.
After a bidding war, Boss, a political drama project starring Kelsey Grammerand written by Apocalypto co-writer Farhad Safinia, has landed at Starz with an 8-episode straight-to-series order. In his first foray into television, Milk director Gus Van Sant is set to direct the pilot and executive produce the series, which will be produced by Lionsgate Television. This also marks the cable debut of one of broadcast TV’s most recognizable stars, Grammer, as well as his first foray into drama series. Boss will star Grammer as the Mayor of Chicago who is diagnosed with a degenerative mental condition that only he and his doctor know about. It is described as a King Lear-inspired tale of power set in Chicago’s political machine.