TNT's Public Morals Trailer: Ed Burns Is a Morally Casual Cop in '60s Drama

Ed Burns, Michael Rapaport, Neal McDonough, Brian Dennehy, Katrina Bowden and Timothy Hutton are among the familiar faces on display in the extended trailer for Public Morals, TNT’s new period drama premiering Tuesday, Aug. 25.

Set in the 1960s, Public Morals centers on New York City’s Public Morals Division, where cops walk the line between morality and criminality as the temptations that come from dealing with all kinds of vice threaten to get the better of them. The show centers on Terry Muldoon (played by series writer/director Burns), an officer determined to raise his sons to be honest and hardworking as he deals with the city’s dark underbelly.

That said, Muldoon knows how to bend the rules though and keep the proper pockets lined, as illustrated in the trailer below.

Among the other cast, Elizabeth Masucci plays Terry’s wife Christine, while Rapaport costars as his partner Charlie Bullman. Dennehy plays Joseph “Big Red” Patton, a mobster who controls the west side of Manhattan, McDonough his power-hungry son Rusty. Hutton guest-stars as numbers-runner “Mr. O.”