New 'Public Morals' Trailer Asks: "Are You In?"

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“Think of us as the landlords. If you want to be in business, you’ve got to pay your rent," Ed Burns' character croons in the extended trailer for TNT's newest period crime drama, Public Morals.

Hailing from creator Burns — who also executive produces, directs and stars in the drama — Public Morals follows the cops of New York City’s Public Morals Division as they continuously toe the line between moral and corrupt, good and evil, while navigating a city filled with crooks, gangsters, mobsters and all manner of people who do bad things. Michael Rapaport and Elizabeth Masucci co-star.

Produced in partnership with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment, the series hits close to home for Burns: His father, Edward J. Burns, was an NYPD cop in the 1960s — the era where the show is set.

Featuring appearances from guest stars such as Timothy Hutton, Neal McDonough and Orange Is the New Black’s Matt McGorry, the trailer delves into vice, violence and power plays among the seedy players of NYC’s dark underbelly. Watch the trailer below.

Public Morals premieres Tuesday, Aug. 25, at 10 p.m. on TNT.