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First Look at TNT’s ‘King and Maxwell’

By on May 22, 2013
Jon Tenney and Rebecca Romijn in TNT's King and Maxwell. Image © TNT

Jon Tenney and Rebecca Romijn in TNT's King and Maxwell. Image © TNT

Premiering on TNT this June 10th is King and Maxwell, a new crime solver based on the books by David Baldacci. Developed for the screen by NCIS: Los Angeles creator Shane Brennan, the series follows a couple of PIs Sean King (Tenney) and Michelle Maxwell (Romijn) who, we are told, are not your average crime solvers.

According to the log line “Both are former Secret Service agents, and their unique skills – not to mention their razor-sharp chemistry – give them a leg up on conventional law enforcement. Maxwell is a former elite athlete who uses her brains, beauty and Beltway connections to solve cases. King’s career in the Secret Service ended when the presidential candidate he was assigned to protect was assassinated, sending him on a downward spiral. Today, King has added a law degree to his arsenal of skills, allowing him to navigate the system in ways a typical private investigator never could. Along the way, King and Maxwell clash over everything, from her garbage-strewn car to his love of wine over beer.”

The new summer series also stars Michael O’Keefe (Michael Clayton) and Chris Butler (The Good Wife) as F.B.I. Special Agents Rigby and Carter, who clash with King and Maxwell over their less-than-legal methods. Ryan Hurst (Sons of Anarchy) also stars as Edgar Roy.

The series hits our screens Monday, June 10, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) on TNT.

Character bios, first look images and video from the pilot episode, as well as some sneak peek info on the series’ first three episodes follow below. Follow @ScreenSpy on Twitter | ScreenSpy on Facebook for more breaking King and Maxwell news.

Sean King (Jon Tenney)

A former Secret Service agent and attorney, Sean King is now a private investigator with his friend and partner, Michelle Maxwell.  Armed with his charm and quick wit, Sean can talk himself out of almost any situation…usually because he’s forgotten his gun.  And while they may differ in style and methodology, Sean is at his best when working together with Michelle.

Michelle Maxwell (Rebecca Romijn)
Also an ex-Secret Service Agent, Michelle Maxwell is as dangerous as she is beautiful.  While she may be a bit of a slob with an impulsive streak and a hair-trigger temper, she knows how to handle herself in a tight spot.  Despite constantly clashing with Sean over just about everything from pop songs to dating habits, Michelle is the true yin to his yang.

 

“Pilot” – Monday, June 10 at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
Sean King (Jon Tenney) and Michelle Maxwell (Rebecca Romijn) aren’t your typical private investigators.  Both are former Secret Service agents, and their unique skills – not to mention their razor-sharp chemistry – give them a leg up on conventional law enforcement.  Maxwell is a former elite athlete who uses her brains, beauty, and Beltway connections to solve cases.  King’s Secret Service career ended when the candidate he was assigned to protect was assassinated, sending him in a downward spiral. Today, King has added a law degree to his arsenal of skills, allowing him to navigate the system in ways a typical private investigator never could.  When a lawyer friend of Sean’s is mysteriously murdered, Sean decides to represent the serial killer, an autistic savant that his friend was defending in hopes to discover what happened to him.  Together, King and Maxwell discover a possible plot that has political repercussions.

Directed by Michael Katelman
Written by Shane Brennan
Developed by Shane Brennan
Based on the ‘King’ & ‘Maxwell’ Series by David Baldacci
Teleplay by Shane Brennan

“Second Chances” – Monday, June 17 at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
When Michelle is questioned after an assassination attempt on a visiting diplomat she was once assigned to protect, Sean steps in as her lawyer.  The two begin to investigate a possible high-level cover-up to help clear Michelle’s name.

Directed by Tony Wharmby
Written by Shane Brennan
Developed by Shane Brennan
Based on the ‘King’ & ‘Maxwell’ Series by David Baldacci

“Wild Card” – Monday, June 24 at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
When FBI Agent Carter (Chris Butler) is suspended after assaulting an officer, King and Maxwell begin to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident. What they find leads them on a bizarre trail involving clues from Carter’s most recent case.  Meanwhile, Sean reveals more about his past as a Secret Service Agent and the mistake that led to his downfall.

Directed by Paul Kaufman
Written by Chris Downey
Developed by Shane Brennan
Based on the ‘King’ & ‘Maxwell’ Series by David Baldacci