Michael Cudlitz The Trustee

Michael Cudlitz Joins ABC's Female Buddy Cop Comedy Pilot The Trustee

Ex-Southland lawman Michael Cudlitz is back on the beat via a series-regular role in ABC’s female buddy cop comedy pilot The Trustee, TVLine has learned.

The potential series centers on the driven-but-stubborn detective Eliza Radley (Meaghan Rath), who finds unlikely help from her precinct’s “trustee,” a larger-than-life ex-con finishing out her prison sentence doing menial tasks for the police department. Though these two have completely opposing views on crime and punishment, a highly entertaining and successful partnership is born.

Cudlitz, who was last seen getting his head smashed in on The Walking Dead, will play Timothy Waits, the precinct’s wry and sardonic police captain who has learned to appreciate Radley’s unorthodox policing methods

Spin City vets Jay Scherick and David Ronn penned the pilot script and will serve as executive producers alongside Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman.

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  1. KB says:

    Hope it works out for him. He’s a great actor and a very sweet guy in person. I’d like to see more of him on tv and in movies.

  2. Kate says:

    He is fantastic. Just rewatched Southland….what an amazing show and cast that was.

  3. Joey Padron says:

    Happy Michael is coming back to TV. Love him on Southland & The Walking Dead.

  4. Allie says:

    I’m so glad he’ll be back on a new show. I enjoyed him on TWD but they way his character was killed off disgusted me. It went way, way beyond anything I want to ever see again. Such a disgusting idea to use Lucielle to beat someones skull to a pulp. I hope TWD never goes that route again. The zombie crap is gross, but at least it’s tolerable….but the ulta-violent, sick stuff is almost like some fetish torture porn. Just gross.

    It’s be good to se Cudlitz back as a cop. Can’t wait.

  5. a. mullen says:

    I think Michael is a great actor. Glad to see him back on a regular series. Hope it works out for him.