Wednesday 23 June, 10:00pm on Five
Brand new to Five this week is a US police drama set against the backdrop of a ravaged New Orleans, two years after Hurricane Katrina tore through the city. Officers Marlin Boulet and Trevor Cobb do their best to pursue the criminals intent on preventing the city’s recovery, while also trying to rebuild their own lives. In the opening instalment, the cops investigate a series of shootings at charity fundraising events. After meeting for the first time at the makeshift FAS (Felony Action Squad) headquarters, New Orleans police officers Marlin Boulet (Anthony Anderson, ‘The Shield’, ‘Law & Order’) and Trevor Cobb (Cole Hauser) are given their first assignment – to police a charity event raising funds for the redevelopment of the Ninth Ward. No sooner have the pair arrived than they witness a singer being shot dead as she takes to the stage. The officers race off in the direction of the shots, but lose the suspected shooter amongst the crowds at a casino. Later that day, further shots are fired at another fundraiser. Before Cobb and Boulet can give chase, their car explodes in a ball of flames, sending the officers crashing to the ground. Back at FAS HQ, the pair start to piece together the puzzle, and come to the conclusion that the attackers are professional hit men. Working to the theory that the first shooter may have escaped into the casino, the cops investigate the security guards and learn that all of them are mercenaries and former soldiers. It is only when Boulet and his wife, Ayana, come under attack at their own home days later that the officer realises what must be happening. The key to the case appears to be a Christina DuBois, the daughter of a local casino magnate. Christina organised both fundraising events, paid large sums of money to casino security boss Gordon Wix, and has recently been buying up huge areas of real estate in the Ninth Ward. Could the ambitious young entrepreneur be using some decidedly shady tactics to force terrified New Orleans homeowners out of their properties?