‘Stumptown’ is a crime drama television series that airs on ABC and is created by Jason Richman. Based on the graphic novels of the same name, it is executive produced by Richman, Ruben Fleischer, Dave Bernad, Greg Rucka, Matthew Southworth, and Justin Greenwood. The series follows a sharp, brilliant military veteran who takes up the job of a private investigator in Portland, Oregon, where she looks after her brother.
Stumptown Cast: Who is in it?
Cobie Smulders stars as the protagonist Dex Parios, a former marine veteran officer, currently employed as a private investigator. She takes up this job to support her disabled brother and clear her massive debts. Canadian actress and model Smulders is primarily known for starring as Robin Scherbatsky on ‘How I Met Your Mother‘. She has additionally appeared on ‘The Avengers‘ and multiple other movies from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Jake Johnson is Grey McConnell, a bar owner, and Dex’s friend. Johnson’s acting credits include performances in ‘New Girl‘, ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’, ‘Jurassic World’, ‘The Mummy’, and ‘Tag’. Cole Sibus plays Ansel Parios, Adrian Martinez stars as Tookie, Camryn Manheim plays Lieutenant Cosgrove, and Michael Ealy is Detective Miles Hoffman.
Stumptown Plot: What is it About?
‘Stumptown’ is based on an eponymous series of graphic novels, created by Greg Rucka and Matthew Southworth, and is centered around the protagonist, Dex Parios, a strong-headed, confident, and sharp-witted army veteran. She has a complex love life, a huge gambling debt, and a disabled brother Ore. She settles in Portland to take care of her sibling and uses her brilliant military intelligence skills to land the job of a private investigator in the city. However, her straightforward approach and unapologetic style often land her in trouble. Dex not only becomes the target of hardcore criminals but also does not get the support of her colleagues.
‘Stumptown’ is an action-packed P.I. procedural drama and an impressive one in this genre. It ticks in all the right places. The procedural elements are compelling and have a smooth flow, the characters are seamlessly executed, and the lead protagonist is exceptional. The series opens by introducing us to Dex, a woman steeped in financial trouble, who takes up random odd-ball P.I. jobs in order to settle her huge debts. Dex brings in a bad girl charm, which combined with the dynamics of those around her, definitely keep viewers glued to the screen.
Dex is an amateur in her job and is still struggling with her past memories and burgeoning gambling addiction. But one day, the owner of the casino she visits gives her the option of taking up a job that would solve her debt problems. Thus, she gets involved in a mystery that involves a missing girl, car robberies, and classic twists and turns. Entwined with off-beat humor, sharp emotions, and engrossing action sequences, ‘Stumpddown’ is a must-watch for series addicts and novel fans alike.
Smulders does full justice to her portrayal of Dex and she is at the center of the limelight. She enacts her role perfectly. There are moments of gritty action sequences which she beautifully executes and also multiple, humorous moments that leave fans in awe. Of course, combined with the emotionally gritty story arcs in the midst, it is a show that reveals Smulders’ long-concealed star power. A fantastic adaptation of the original source material, i.e. the comic books, ‘Stumptown’ does manage to do away with the blatantly noir-ish style of Matthew Southworth and Lee Loughridge’s artwork. Additionally, director James Griffiths does brilliant work by bringing alive a script that’s raw, emotional, and has the potential to strike a chord with viewers.
Stumptown Season 1 Release Date: When will it premiere?
‘Stumptown’ season 1 premieres on Wednesday, September 25, 2019, at 10/9c on ABC. It comprises 20 episodes for the first installment. You may already know about the plethora of procedural crime shows on TV currently. But according to our opinion, ‘Stumptown’ definitely succeeds at being a standout show. With a combination of the perfect elements of action, humor, and story arcs, ‘Stumptown’ breathes in a fresh whiff of air into primetime procedurals.
Below is the official trailer for Stumptown’ season 1. Give it a glance and you shall get an idea of what the show holds for its audience. For additional clips and preview videos, you can also head to the series’ official site.
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