USA's "Graceland" premieres on June 6 at 10 p.m. ET, and the sizzling summer series is a marked departure from the network's recognizable brand of "blue skies" programming, noted for its sunny optimism and wry humor.
Instead, "Graceland" is gritty, complex and morally ambiguous, with characters you probably shouldn't trust but can't help but admire. Centered around a secretive group of undercover agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Drug Enforcement Agency and US Customs who all live and operate under one roof, "Graceland" sets up plenty of tangled motivations and allegiances right out of the gate. You can check out The Huffington Post's exclusive promo for the new series above.
Our entry into this mysterious world (which is based on a real house that a number of agencies truly shared) comes courtesy of FBI rookie Mike Warren (Aaron Tveit), a booksmart newbie who is eager to learn from legendary FBI agent Paul Briggs (Daniel Sunjata). Sadly, Briggs is less interested in imparting wisdom than he is in finding someone to do his dirty work on the chore wheel. The series is created by Jeff Eastin, the brains behind USA's successful "White Collar," but while the concept seems to trade on that familiar good cop/bad
conman cop formula, the shows are undeniably distinct.
Rounding out the supporting cast are Vanessa Ferlito as strong-willed FBI agent Catherine "Charlie" DeMarco, Brandon Jay McLaren as quick-tempered US Customs agent Dale Jakes, Serinda Swan as intuitive and merciless DEA Agent Paige Arkin and Manny Montana as fun-loving FBI agent Joe "Johnny" Tuturro. Though they work for different agencies and have vastly different priorities, the group is united in their belief in Graceland and the unorthodox family they've formed within the house.
USA will make the first episode of "Graceland" available via Video on Demand before its premiere, from April 29 to May 12.
"Graceland" premieres Thursday, June 6 at 10 p.m. ET on USA.
Will you watch "Graceland"?