Set in the 1980s, with the color palate to match, Lowe plays Dazzle Novak, a not-so-bright undercover cop who is always in search of a good time (when in fact he should be hunting down the bad guys). Banks co-stars as Novak’s hard-ass boss, while Mara plays a young officer considered a rising star in Novak’s same squad.
Although Novak bears a striking resemblance to Sterling Archer, in both appearance and demeanor, Archer’s skill level in the field supersedes Novak’s skill set by more than a mile. To Novak’s advantage, though? An awesome stripper name.
Complete with a ripe neon landscape and a glorious, overproduced synth track, “Moonbeam City” is an absurdist television fanatic’s wet dream. The show is slated to premiere in 2015.