Ving Rhames has joined the cast of the “Cagney & Lacey” reboot on CBS. Rhames will play the cop’s boss, the unflappable Captain Stark of the LAPD, who serves as the homicide coordinator for the department and inspires loyalty by everyone around him.
Rhames joins Sarah Drew (“Grey’s Anatomy”) and Michelle Hurd (“Blindspot”) who were cast last week for the titular roles. The series follows two female police detectives in Los Angeles who came from vastly different backgrounds.
Hurd’s Lacey is a polished former high-school track and field champion. She is empathetic and straightforward, and mentor to Drew’s young detective Cagney who is nimble and easygoing. Tyne Daly and Sharon Gless starred in the original.
Bridget Carpenter is writing and executive producing the series with Rosemary Rodriguez helming the pilot.