ENTERTAINMENT ‘Wicked City’ ABC: Everything We Know About Ed Westwick’s New 2015 TV Show Premiere

There are several new, engaging, riveting and suspense-driven fall shows airing or about to air on numerous networks. Among the sea of new entrants is ABC’s “Wicked City” which is set in 1982 on the sunset strip.

Here’s everything you need to know about it:

1. “Gossip Girl” alum Ed Westwick stars

Remember the lovable, devious, bad boy Chuck Bass from “Gossip Girl”? The actor who portrayed him, Ed Westwick, is on “Wicked City” and he’s playing a serial killer Kent Grainger. If you’ve missed Westwick or Bass, you can still catch them on this new ABC show.

2. Bonnie & Clyde serial killers

Westwick’s Kent isn’t working alone. He meets sociopathic nurse Betty Beaumontaine (played by “Parenthood” star Erika Christensen) while hunting for his next murder victim. The duo team up in a typical Bonnie & Clyde way by hunting and killing young women together in glamorous Los Angeles.

3. Loud ’80s era with sex, drugs and rock & roll

If you’re a fan of the 1980s, with its loud, blasting Billy Idol music, cocaine-infused frolicking and decadent culture, “Wicked City” is definitely worth a watch. The show doesn’t hold back on showing the ’80s era in Hollywood.

Incidentally, the ’80s was also a time when Los Angeles was a serial killer capital of the world. Dead bodies, unsolved murder cases and crime ran rampant in the city.

4. Character-driven anthology format

While “Wicked City” is an anthology format TV show — meaning every season will explore a different crime, killer and place — it’s still going to place a strong emphasis on its characters. Whether it’s Taissa Farmiga’s character Karen McClaren looking for the next big story as a journalist fresh out of grad school or LAPD detective Jack Roth (Jeremy Sisto) who works hard to catch Kent and Betty, this ABC series focuses on the myriad complexities of each character.

5. The plot is inspired by real cases of its time

“Wicked City” is inspired by real cases of the 1980s, although the characters Kent and Betty are entirely fictional in nature.

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