Rashida Jones’ New Show “Angie Tribeca” Is The Police Procedural Parody You’ve Been Waiting For
Here is what will be your new favorite show of 2016: “Angie Tribeca,” a much-needed parody of police procedurals, with a dash of “True Detective”-flavored existentialism thrown in for good measure. Created by Nancy and Steve Carrell, and starring Rashida Jones, the show is coming to TBS in January and looks like it’s going to be actually wonderfully good.
At first glimpse, this looks like it might be serious, and then boom — there’s the dog, driving the car. It also helps that the theme song in the teaser trailer sounds like a mumblecore knockoff of all of the highbrow, philosophical procedurals out there now. According to showrunner Ira Ungerleider, speaking at Comic-Con this past Friday, that’s intentional.
“There’s this new crop of procedural crime dramas, and there’s all these new kind of cliches and tropes” said Ungerleider, referring to prestige dramas like True Detective and Justified. “It would be cool if our show could [effectively] satirize that.”
“Angie Tribeca” premieres sometime in January, so keep an eye out, kids. It looks like it’s going to be a good one.