*”Prison Break” producer Kevin Hooks will executive produce and direct at least two episodes of ABC’s upcoming crime drama “Detroit 1-8-7,” according to the Hollywood Reporter.
The mockumentary cop series stars Michael Imperioli (“The Sopranos”) as Detective Louis Fitch, a homicide vet who is respected, but deeply misunderstood. Like NBC’s “The Office,” the show is seen through the lens of a documentary film crew who follows around Detroit’s finest for a glimpse at the inner-workings of the homicide unit. [View preview clips below.]
The cast also includes Jon Michael Hill, James McDaniel (“NYPD Blue”), Aisha Hinds (“True Blood”), Natalie Martinez, D.J. Cotrona and Shaun Majumder.
“Detroit” will air at 10 p.m. Tuesdays in the fall after the “Dancing With the Stars” results show.
Hooks was executive producer of the Fox hit “Prison Break” for four seasons; he also exec produced and shot the pilot for ABC Family’s “Lincoln Heights.”