GREG KINNEAR MAKES BROADCAST TELEVISION SERIES DEBUT IN THE PREMIERE OF “RAKE” --
Series Premiere Directed By Sam Raimi (“Spider-Man” franchise);
Executive Producers Include Creator Peter Duncan (“Rake”), Peter Tolan (“Rescue Me”), Michael Wimer (“2012”)
- Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award winner Greg Kinnear makes his broadcast television series debut as KEEGAN DEANE, a brilliant criminal defense attorney whose chaotic and self-destructive personal life often gets in the way of his professional one.
- In the series premiere, as payment for a late night poker win, Keegan agrees to enter a guilty plea for confessed serial killer JACK TARRANT (guest star Peter Stormare), expecting to garner a quick burst of publicity for himself off of the case. When Tarrant accuses Los Angeles Chief of Police BERNIE MICHAELS (guest star Bill Smitrovich) of writing all of his confessional testimonies for him, it is up to Keegan to figure out which party is telling the truth, pitting Keegan against the Mayor of Los Angeles, a situation with serious repercussions, personally and professionally.
- Meanwhile, Keegan receives payment from a client in the form of a Pacific Bluefin tuna worth 15 thousand dollars. All he has to do is get the fish to a local sushi restaurant and have them pay him so he can then pay his bookie a portion of his gambling debt.
Cast: Greg Kinnear as Keegan Deane; Mirando Otto as Maddy Deane; John Ortiz as Ben Leon; Necar Zadegan as Scarlet Leon; Bojana Novakovic as Melissa “Mikki” Partridge; Tara Summers as Leanne Zander; David Harbour as David Potter; Ian Colletti as Finn Deane.
Guest Cast: Peter Stormare as Jack Tarrant; Omar J. Dorsey as Roy; Anthony Emjay as Adam Leon; Lauren Sanchez as News Anchor; Michael Yavnieli as Officer; Lorna Raver as Judge; Bill Smitrovich as Chief Bernie Michaels; Damon Gupton as Marcus Barzmann; Greta Van Susteren as herself; Eddie Diaz as Luke Torres; David Pevsner as Wayne; Nicholas Bechtel as Max Leon; Jenna Ortega as Zoe Leon