New US crime drama, Stumptown, starring Cobie Smulders, Jake Johnson and Michael Ealy has been announced for Alibi.
Written by Jason Richman, the series has been adapted from the graphic novel series of the same name created by Greg Rucka.
The series is set in Stumptown, a nickname for the city of Portland, and focuses on quick-witted former army veteran turned private investigator Dex Parios (Cobie Smulders), who is suffering from PTSD.
Parios deals with the cases that the police can’t get involved in and her intelligence and drive to do the right thing sees her excel at her job, but her reckless nature and tendency to ignore the rules frequently gets her into trouble.
After an explosion in Afghanistan killed her childhood sweetheart, Parios has been struggling with PTSD, gambling debts and trying to take care of her younger brother.
With so much to deal with, Parios relies on the support of her closest friend, ex-felon Grey McConnell (Jake Johnson).
The series also stars Michael Ealy as Detective Miles Hoffman, Tantoo Cardinal as Sue Lynn Blackbird, Cole Sibus as Ansel Parios, Adrian Martinez as Tookie and Camryn Manheim as Lieutenant Cosgrove.
“Cobie Smulders is outstanding as the unconventional PI Dex Parios, and has fantastic chemistry with her co-stars Jake Johnson and Michael Ealy,” said Alibi channel director, Emma Ayech.
She added: “I think our viewers be instantly hooked on this smart, fun and pacey crime drama - an exciting part of Alibi’s line up of fresh and original programming this year.”
The series is produced by ABC Studios, part of Disney Television Studios.
Stumptown will air on Alibi this spring.