After months of waiting, USA Network has confirmed that they’ve picked up a full series order for “Graceland”! Created by Jeff Eastin (“White Collar”), the new series focuses on a group of FBI, DEA, and US Customs agents who are forced to live undercover in a beachside house in Malibu. Daniel Sunjata (“Rescue Me”), Manny Montana (“The Chicago Code”), Vanessa Ferlito (“CSI:NY”), and Brandon Jay McLaren (“The Killing”) also star. No word yet on when the twelve episodes will air. USA co-presidents, Chris McCumber and Jeff Wachtel, had the following to say on the “Graceland” pickup:
“There aren’t many people we’d trust to run two shows on our air, but Jeff Eastin is one of them. He wrote a brilliant script; [director] Russell [Fine] delivered a superb pilot; Daniel and Aaron anchor an incredible ensemble cast.”
“As soon we saw it, there was a consensus. It was one of the highest tasted shows we’ve had.”
“‘Graceland’ is very much in our sweet spot — it has that fantastic and rich look associate with most of our shows, but we also want to go to very edgy and dark places with it. The characters’ day job takes them to places we haven’t gone with our original series.”
In case you missed the pilot trailer, you can check it out here.