Golden Boy is an American crime drama police procedural television series created by Nicholas Wootton which follows the successful, meteoric rise — from age 27 to 34 — of Walter Clark, an ambitious cop who becomes the youngest Police Commissioner in New York City history.
The series aired in the USA on CBS from 26 February to 14 May, 2013. There are 13 hour-long episodes in one season.
Golden Boy originally aired in South Africa on DStv's M-Net Series channel from 13 May to 8 July, 2013. New episodes broadcast weekly at at 19h30 for the first four weeks, after which double bills broadcast weekly, from 10 June. The series later aired on M-Net Series Zone. See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.
Golden Boy premiered on M-Net Series Zone with a double bill on Friday 11 October 2013, at 19h15. Thereafter new episodes broadcast in a triple bill weekly, at 18h30.
Golden Boy is a drama about the meteoric rise of an ambitious cop who becomes the youngest police commissioner in the history of New York City, and the high personal and professional cost he pays to achieve it.
As he's interviewed for a story about his career, Walter William Clark, Jr. looks back on his hard-fought journey from street kid to the most powerful man in law enforcement.
After only three years as a beat cop, Clark's heroics on the job make him bold enough to ask for and receive the unheard-of promotion to homicide detective, angering the members of his new department who are eager to see him fail.
Clark is partnered with and mentored by experienced veteran Detective Don Owen, just two years shy of retirement. He would rather team with First Grade Detective Christian Arroyo, the alpha dog in the squad who's just as ambitious as Clark, but without a moral centre.
Arroyo's partner is Detective Deborah McKenzie, a tough third-generation cop and the only female detective in the unit.
Also on the team is Detective Joe Diaco, well-connected with tremendous resources which Clark might find useful. Though laser-focused on moving up the ladder, Clark's soft spot is serving as the sole caregiver and supporter of his sister, Agnes, a teenager demonstrating increasingly dangerous behaviour.
Keenly observant and politically savvy, the Golden Boy bases his career decisions solely on his need to succeed as quickly as possible, and he'll find that his epic journey will be filled with consequences.
Season 1 (13 episodes)
Channel: M-Net Series | Premiere: 13 May 2013 | Finale: 8 Jul 2013 | Mon, 19h30
Channel: M-Net Series Zone | Premiere: 11 Oct 2013 | Finale: 8 Nov 2013 | Fri, 18h30