The cast for the second season of The Last of Us is really coming together!
11.02.2024 - 16:25 / variety.com
Aramide Tinubu Justin Hartley is best known for his role as Kevin Pearson on the critically acclaimed NBC sobfest “This Is Us.” But his new CBS series “Tracker” is showcasing him in a new light. Based on Jeffery Deaver’s best-selling novel, “The Never Game,” “Tracker,” which is executive produced by Hartley and his ChangeUp Production company, centers on his lone-wolf survivalist character Colter Shaw.
Stoic and aloof, Colter travels around the country with his Airstream trailer hooked to his pickup truck, tracking down people and objects for a fee. A typical procedural drama, “Tracker” digs into a new mystery each episode, with Colter, who calls himself a “rewardist” (though he’s essentially a bounty hunter), using his expert training to unearth clues others have missed.
While some episodes are more intriguing than others, the show’s truly compelling conundrum, Colter’s troubled upbringing, doesn’t get the spotlight it deserves. The pilot, titled “Klamath Falls” — and given the much-desired post-Super Bowl launching pad on CBS — follows Colter on a $20,000 quest to determine the whereabouts of a 14-year-old boy who goes missing after being contacted by his estranged birth father.
This opening episode painstakingly illustrates Colter’s preoccupation with small details, mastery of countless weaponry and comprehensive knowledge of survival percentages. Unfortunately, when the series isn’t actively zoomed in on the various leads in the cases, the stilted dialogue among the characters makes it challenging for viewers to connect to the narrative.
Many long-running procedural dramas like “9-1-1” and the “Law & Order” franchise boast hefty casts with complex backgrounds and storylines. However, “Tracker” has a modest cast.
The cast for the second season of The Last of Us is really coming together!
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