The Finder is an American police procedural television drama series created by Hart Hanson as a spin-off from Bones and loosely based on The Locator series of books by Richard Greener and centering on a different kind of detective: a remarkable man with the extraordinary ability to help people find the unfindable.
The series aired in the USA on Fox from 12 January to 11 May, 2012. There are 13 hour-long episodes in one season.
The Finder premiered in South Africa on DStv's M-Net Series channel on Thursday 28 June 2012, at 20h30. New episodes broadcast weekly.
From the creator of the hit series Bones comes The Finder, a quirky, one-hour procedural centering on a different kind of detective: a remarkable man with the extraordinary ability to help people find the unfindable.
Iraq war veteran Walter Sherman (Geoff Stults) gained a reputation in his army days as being the go-to guy for tracking down insurgents and deserters and finding improvised explosive devices (IEDs).
Unfortunately one IED found Walter before he could find it, resulting in severe brain damage with a lasting and unexpected effect. Walter transformed from someone skilled at the standard recovery of people and things to someone much more extraordinary: a Finder.
With this newly discovered "Finder Power", Walter locates almost anything for just about anyone. Once he's on a case, there's no turning back until he's found exactly what he's looking for – whether that's a dead body, a missing father, a guitar pick, a murder weapon or a pair of lucky socks.
After Walter left the military, his reputation as someone able to unearth anything and anyone was passed to generals, politicians and other powerful figures.
His first post-military assignment was to find the CIA head honcho's missing daughter and bring her home. He accomplished that mission successfully, and since then has never been without an assignment.
Walter's legal advisor and brother-in-arms Leo Knox (Michael Clarke Duncan) was once an intense and extremely obese lawyer. But after the deaths of his wife and children, Leo transformed himself from a man driven by hate into a gentle giant and philosopher.
Leo owns the ramshackle Ends of the Earth bar in Looking Glass Key, Florida, which also serves as a makeshift office and home base for Walter.
Leo keeps a close eye on unruly teenager Willa Monday (Maddie Hasson). Currently on probation, Willa was raised to be a criminal by her extended family of gypsies. Under Leo's protection, Willa works at the Ends of the Earth bar where Leo and Walter occasionally use her hard-earned skills in their own work.
Walter has an on-again off-again relationship with Deputy U.S. Marshal Isabel Zambada (Mercedes Masöhn), a beautiful and ambitious cop-on-the-rise. However, as much as Isabel likes Walter and utilizes him to further her own career, she knows that he may be an impediment to her rise through the ranks.
For Walter and Isabel, it's a constant balancing act between career ambitions and matters of the heart.
Because of his rare skills, Walter is often asked to find a person or a thing that law enforcement either will not or cannot find.
Walter's occasional social ineptitude, general paranoia and case-related tunnel vision make him somewhat difficult to work with, but thanks to the help and guidance of Leo, as well as the grateful friends and connections he has made through his work, he ultimately finds meaning in his own life by finding someone or something other people have lost.