ok but hear me out on this for real
- cc tinsley is a newly minted private detective. he’s intelligent, he’s driven, he’s determined, but he still believes in humanity’s innate goodness. he’s always determined to use his status as a private detective to combat police inadequacy to help people. he’s hired by a family to investigate their missing children, after the previous detective they went to vanished mysteriously and later turns up dead, and ends up teaming up with a reluctant ricky goldsworth to solve the case
- ricardo ‘ricky’ goldsworth is a hardened, world weary man who’s grown sick of the cold ways of the world following the sudden disappearance and later brutal murder of his friend, a private investigator named artemus ogletree ( ( ͡º ͜ʖ ͡º) ). but he reluctantly agrees to help tinsley and the man’s innocence starts to rub off on him. oh and he’s super catholic. goes to church and everything
- dr. fear as a mysterious man who you know exists, and you know is a presence, but he always exists in the shadows, and we see him a few times but we don’t ever really know if it’s him. is he a member of the italian mafia? is he a doctor determined to find the perfect human subjects for his experiments? is he behind the kidnapping of the kids and the death of artemus ogletree? who knows!!!
- louise is a district attorney with a shady past that she doesn’t talk about, who sits by the side of the law no matter what the consequences, and ends up roped into tinsley’s investigation as possible shady dealings with the mob and cover ups spring to light and put both her career and life in jeopardy
- shane and ryan are two reporters for the newspaper who constantly hang around the crime scenes and make snarky jokes and are insufferable but also lovable in their own distinct ways
- (feat. holly horsley as a detective turned true crime writer à la david rossi)
- and the whole thing is this neo noir au where you can’t really tell what time period it is but there’s backdoor business and betrayal and murder and child kidnappings and seduction and religion and threats and the mob and there may or may not be a trip to florence in the final showdown
- also both don and db cooper show up. are they cameos or bigger players? only time will tell
thoughts? comments? concerns?