In his first major TV role, singer-songwriter and actor Josh Groban has been cast as the co-lead opposite Tony Danza in The Good Cop, a 10-episode straight-to-series father-son dramedy crime procedural for Netflix. The project, inspired by a format from Israeli production company Yes, hails from Monk creator/executive producer Andy Breckman and director/executive producer Randy Zisk.
Written by Breckman, who serves as showrunner, The Good Cop centers on Tony Sr. (Danza), a disgraced former NYPD officer who never followed the rules. He lives with his son, Tony Jr. (Groban), an earnest, obsessively honest NYPD detective who makes a point of always following the rules. This “odd couple” become unofficial partners as Tony Sr. offers his overly cautious son blunt, streetwise advice on everything from handling suspects to handling women.
Breckman, Zisk and 3 Arts’ Howard Klein executive produce alongside Yes, with Zisk set to direct the first episode of the Netflix original production. Danza is a producer. Filming is slated to begin in New York later this year.
Groban has done a number of guest TV series appearances, mostly as himself, In character, he has done arcs on Ally McBeal, The Office and The Crazy Ones.