Posted on Wednesday, August 26th, 2009 by Hunter Stephenson
The network that gifted America The Two Coreys and Biography: Megan Fox is ready to release its new reality spin on COPS entitled Steven Seagal: Lawman. /Film was unable to confirm with A&E at press time that Seagal was shot and killed while akido-chopping a bum huffing duster in midst of crashing a glory hole ring.
According to the trailer below, which agreeably plays like The Foot Fist Way meets “Sabotage” meets shit TV, Seagal was legitimately “deputized” 20 years ago. Ever since, he’s been secretly putting on his spectacles to ride with Lousiana’s five-o’s on night patrol. Overly caffeinated fact-checkers, stand up! It’s too bad Lil’ Weezy can’t give Deputy Seagal an inner-tour of his home state in exchange for a few guitar lessons. The code of the streets forbids it. Against the flash of believable cop lights, Seagal adds: “Well, the show is real. This is not a joke.” Seconds later, Seagal is predictably introducing a derelict’s forehead to a cop car…
We have to give credit to Seagal’s agent (and Vern, of course!): with a new series and a role in Robert Rodriguez’s Machete alongside Danny Trejo, De Niro, and a Lohan, Seagal hasn’t staged a potential comeback like this since playing third-fiddle in Executive Decision. And if the top-ranked Seagalogist in the world finds the trailer simpatico, how can we argue? Here’s what Vern says: “It’s not trying to be cute, it’s trying to be badass. And I love all the dramatic posed shots of him like a movie. In fact it looks better than some of his movies.”
From the official press release: Until now, Seagal has never sought publicity for his work with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office. However, over a span of almost two decades, he has regularly gone out on patrol and worked major cases. The series will allow fans to ride shotgun with Seagal as he and his hand-selected elite team of deputies respond to crimes-in-progress. Then, when Seagal goes off-duty, the cameras will continue following him as he pursues his many ventures – including musical performances and philanthropic efforts – in Jefferson Parish and New Orleans.