Wicked City: Season 1 (2015)


Critic Consensus: Wicked City falls prey to the style-over-substance stereotype of the decade in which it takes place - although it does have a killer '80s soundtrack.


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Air date: Oct 27, 2015
Air date: Nov 3, 2015
Air date: Nov 10, 2015
Air date: Nov 18, 2015
Air date: Dec 23, 2015
Air date: Dec 23, 2015
Air date: Dec 23, 2015
Air date: Dec 30, 2015

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A 1982 murder case on the Sunset Strip is at the center of the first season of this anthology crime series. Hidden in the periphery of the sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll that is characteristic of the time, serial killer Kent Grainger (Ed Westwick) is able to walk around unnoticed. When his potential victim Betty Beaumontaine (Erika Christensen) proves to be as psychopathic as he is, they become lovers and partners in crime. Tasked with finding and stopping those responsible, detectives Jack Roth (Jeremy Sisto) and Paco Contreras (Gabriel Luna) must form alliances with reporters, party-goers and drug dealers to unravel the web of Kent and Betty—a modern-day Bonnie and Clyde. Also stars Taissa Farmiga, Evan Ross and Karolina Wydra.


Erika Christensen
as Betty Smith
Taissa Farmiga
as Karen McClaren
Evan Ross
as Diver Hawkes
Karolina Wydra
as Dianne Gibbons
Jamie Ray Newman
as Allison Roth
Kirk Baltz
as Det. Artie Bukowski
Sara Mornell
as Det. Eileen Miller
Heather Grace Hancock
as Mallory Kharchenko
Kascee Murdock
as Freddie Beaumontaine
Doug Simpson
as Det. Ralph Peyton
Lola Wayne Villa
as Tiffany Beaumontaine
W. Earl Brown
as Captain Dan Wilkinson
Andriana Manfredi
as Emily Fuentes
Mary Stein
as Librarian
Eric Pierpoint
as Bruce Forrester
Pilar Holland
as Female Anchor
Sandra Purpuro
as Faye Haskel
Jennifer O'Brien
as Bridget Cartazzo
Sam Adegoke
as Graham Walker
Joe Walsh
as Music Video Director
Lauren McKnight
as Natasha Young
Kale Clauson
as Spicoli
Haley Strode
as Rita Forrester
Gabriel Bateman
as Young Kent Cooper
Scott Bird
as Bouncer
Hugo Bianqui
as Mr. Maddy
Mark Mester
as Reporter #1
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Critic Reviews for Wicked City Season 1

All Critics (45) | Top Critics (24)

Any series that calls itself Wicked City is pretty much asking for ridicule (Sin City already taken?), but to then go ahead and stuff the sausage with grade A baloney? That, my friends, is a demand.

Oct 27, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

In Wicked City, all the essential stuff is missing. To quote a certain bleach-blonde troubadour, it's eyes without a face.

Oct 27, 2015 | Full Review…

So not only is ABC's new thrill-killing drama Wicked City the victim of an ungainly misnomer, but also unimaginative, misogynistic writing.

Oct 27, 2015 | Full Review…

Wicked City is both wan and distasteful, not as gruesome and blood-spattered as it could be, but thematically gross and tired nonetheless.

Oct 27, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

It might become quickly tedious... And, great soundtrack or no, there isn't a lot in the pilot that encourages sticking around to see if Wicked City overcomes that potential hurdle.

Oct 26, 2015 | Full Review…

In the one-and-done realm, Wicked City doesn't look to be nearly as good as American Crime but potentially is a cut above Secrets and Lies.

Oct 23, 2015 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Wicked City may borrow superficial elements from American Psycho, but instead of biting satire, it offers only warmed-over references and pop-psychology clichés...

Sep 21, 2017 | Full Review…

The show's intricate plotting and its complex female characters-the desperately ambitious McClaren, the angel-faced, black-hearted Beaumontaine-make it fascinating despite its flaws.

Nov 21, 2016 | Full Review…

It's not a terrible show for fans of crime dramas but it's not great either, occupying the same mushy middle ground as summer's Aquarius.

Oct 27, 2015 | Full Review…

Wicked City is not amazing, but it's not awful.

Oct 27, 2015 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Wicked City: Season 1


Reminiscent of the 80s but the ridiculous storyline and uninteresting characters made this banal series all the worse than it could have been.


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