‘Tracker’ Star Justin Hartley Breaks Down Premiere Episode & Teases CBS Series Will Be “A Slow Burn” With A Worthy Payoff
12.02.2024 - 04:37
SPOILER ALERT! This post contains details from the series premiere of Tracker.
Justin Hartley is making his return to network TV with another post-Super Bowl premiere.
After Super Bowl LVIII, viewers will be introduced to Colter Shaw in CBS‘ Tracker. Colter is a lone-wolf survivalist who roams the country as a reward seeker, using his expert tracking skills to help private citizens and law enforcement solve all manner of mysteries while contending with his own fractured family.
Based on the book The Never Game by Jeffery Deaver, Hartley teased to Deadline that the series will largely depart from the source material but maintain the “sensibilities” of the character.
Beyond that, the series will operate as a procedural, with Colter taking on new missing persons cases each week as he also struggles with the trauma of his past…which is now coming back to haunt him.
Below, Hartley spoke with Deadline more about pitching the series to CBS, weathering through a tough past few years to get it on the small screen, and where he sees it going from here.
DEADLINE: I heard you were involved with the pitch of the show. How did you get involved with that?
JUSTIN HARTLEY: [Ken] Olin and I worked together This Is Us. We had been talking about doing something together. We wanted to keep working together when the show was over. So the year before we shot the last season, or right before we shot the last season, of This Is Us, we ended up getting this book and loving this character and bringing it to 20th, which is my studio where my production company is. We pitched them the idea of me playing Colter Shaw and Ken directing and producing with me, and they loved the idea. So they said, ‘Okay, let’s go forward with it.’ We brought it to
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