Kelsey Grammer is a TV icon thanks to his role as Dr. Frasier Crane on "Cheers" and "Frasier" over the course of 20 consecutive years. And on top of his television legacy, Grammer has also appeared in such films as "Fame," "15 Minutes" and "X-Men: The Last Stand" as well as lending his voice to "Toy Story 2."
But in October, Grammer will step away from his lighter roles in "Boss" as he portrays Tom Kane, the fearsome mayor of Chicago who won't let anyone or anything get in the way of his pursuit of power… not even family or his own failing health. To promote the upcoming original series, Starz has released a full length trailer for "Boss" which lays out the show's essential conflicts and gives us a taste of Grammer's dark performance.
Starz has also released synopsis for the first season of "Boss."
Mayor Tom Kane (Kelsey Grammer) sits like a spider at the center of Chicago’s web of power; a web built on a covenant with the people. They want to be led, they want disputes settled, jobs dispensed, and loyalties rewarded. If he achieves all this through deception and immorality, so be it. As long as he gets the job done, they look the other way.
Yet despite being the most effective mayor in recent history, a degenerative brain disorder is ripping everything away from him. He can’t trust his memory, his closest allies, or even himself.
Kane’s wife Meredith (Connie Nielsen) knows nothing. Theirs is a marriage of convenience. Kitty O’Neil (Kathleen Robertson), Kane’s political aide, has her suspicions but stays silent. Kane’s chief of staff, Ezra Stone (Martin Donovan), has no illusions about the stakes involved and doesn’t ask questions. And State Treasurer Ben Zajac (Jeff Hephner) is too concerned with his own political ambitions to notice anything unusual.
Only Emma (Hannah Ware), Kane’s estranged daughter, has a chance of learning his secret. This is going to be the toughest term yet for the Boss.
Don't miss the premiere of "Boss" on Friday, October 21, only on Starz!