9:00am PT by Kate Stanhope
Josh Groban Joins Netflix Dramedy 'Good Cop' From 'Monk' Creator
Josh Groban is joining the force.
The singer and actor has signed on to star in the Netflix dramedy Good Cop starring Tony Danza, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Based on an Israeli format of the same name, the 10-episode hourlong series stars Danza as Tony Sr., a disgraced former NYPD officer who never followed the rules. He lives with his son, Tony Jr. (Groban), an earnest, obsessively honest NYPD detective who makes a point of always following the rules. The "odd couple" become unofficial partners as Tony Sr. offers his overly cautious son blunt, street-wise advice on everything from handling suspects to handling women.
From Monk creator Andy Breckman, the project earned a straight-to-series order at the streamer in June. Breckman will serve as showrunner and exec produce with Howard Klein (The Office) and Randy Zisk, who will also direct the premiere. Danza will also produce. Yes, the Israeli company that produced the format will serve in the same capacity.
Best known for his music career — having sold more than 30 million albums and DVDs worldwide — Groban has built up an impressive list of comedic acting credits in recent years. In addition to playing himself on series like Glee, Parks and Recreation and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, he's enjoyed roles on The Office and Life in Pieces. His film roles include Crazy, Stupid, Love and The Hollars. In 2016, he also made his Broadway debut in Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, which earned him a Tony award nomination. He is repped by WME.