DEPUTY: Director and executive producer David Ayer on the new Fox drama series – Exclusive Interview

Stephen Dorff in DEPUTY - Season 1 "10-8: Paperwork" | ©2020 Fox/Richard Foreman

Fox’s freshman Thursday-night drama DEPUTY deals with what happens when Los Angeles county Sheriff’s Department Deputy Bill Hollister (played by Stephen Dorff) is unexpectedly made acting sheriff. The series is created by Will Beall, but executive producers David Ayer and Chris Long had a lot of input into DEPUTY’s formation. Ayer directed the pilot and Episode 2, “Outlaws.” Ayer, a Navy veteran who served on a nuclear submarine, is known for his work on feature films, many of which have law enforcement themes. He served as writer and director on the acclaimed LAPD drama END OF WATCH, and wrote the […]Read On »

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DEPUTY: Executive producer and co-creator Chris Long on the new Fox drama – Exclusive Interview

Stephen Dorff in DEPUTY - Season 1 |© 2019 FOX/Miller Mobley

In Fox’s new Thursday-night series DEPUTY, Stephen Dorff stars as Bill Hollister. Bill is a Los Angeles County deputy sheriff who does not get along well with management. Then the current L.A. County sheriff dies and, due to an unusual technicality, Bill is promoting to acting sheriff. Chris Long, a DEPUTY executive producer who helped create the series with Will Beall and fellow executive producer/director David Ayer, gives us the low-down. ASSIGNMENT X: What was the impetus to make DEPUTY? Is it just because people don’t normally think “Los Angeles” and “Sheriff’s Department” together and you thought that would be […]Read On »

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