DELTA BLUES First Look with Jason Lee

Jason Lee in Delta Blues

Take a first look at Jason Lee in TNT’s new original series, DELTA BLUES (working title), from George Clooney and Grant Heslov’s Smokehouse Pictures and Warner Horizon Television.

In DELTA BLUES, Lee plays Dwight Hendricks, a Memphis police officer who lives with his mother. His intimate connection with the city and its people sets him apart from his fellow officers. Woodard plays Lt. Tanya Rice, a demanding boss determined to keep Dwight on a short leash. Also starring in DELTA BLUES are Celia Weston (Junebug) as Dwight’s mother; Sam Hennings as Charlie White, aka Whitehead, his partner; Robyn Lively (Saving Grace) as Charlene, Dwight’s ex-wife; Leonard Earl Howze (Barbershop) as Reginald Greenback, a detective who works with Dwight and Whitehead; Abraham Benrubi (ER), a detective who uses Chickasaw tribal wisdom in his work; and DJ Qualls (My Name Is Earl) as Sutton, Dwight’s protégé.

This show has a few things going for it, 1) it stars Jason Lee, 2) George Clooney is a producer, 3) it’s on TNT. I’m a fan of pretty much every TNT show, so I have very high expectations for this one as well.

TNT has ordered 10 episodes of Delta Blues and plans to premiere it in 2010. You can see the full photo of Jason Lee below.

Delta Blues pilot