David E. Kelley’s ‘The Calling’ Trailer Shows Jeff Wilbusch as Spiritual NYPD Cop

A new kind of detective is coming to streaming. Peacock’s upcoming David. E. Kelley drama The Calling (formerly called The Missing) has shared its first trailer showing off its star-studded cast. Jeff Wilbusch (Unorthodox) stars as NYPD Detective Avraham “Avi” Avraham, Juliana Canfield (Succession) plays eager precinct newcomer Janine Harris, Karen Robinson (Schitt’s Creek) runs the show as Captain Kathleen Davies, and Michael Mosley (Scrubs) plays veteran cop Earl Malzone. But that’s just the main cast.

The Calling claims to take a more human approach to crime, tracking Avraham, whose belief in mankind is his superpower when it comes to uncovering the truth. Avraham is guided by a deep sense of spirituality and religious principles, leaving him to question his own humanity when a seemingly routine investigation turns upside down. All eight episodes of Season 1 drop Thursday, November 10 on Peacock. The high-stakes emotion are on full display in The Calling trailer, above, which also features the show’s exciting list of recurring stars Chris Sullivan (This Is Us), Noel Fisher (Shameless), Tony Curran (The Flash), Stephanie Szostak (A Million Little Things), Annabelle Dexter-Jones (Succession), Steven Pasquale (The Bite), Constance Zimmer (Big Sky), and more.

Kelley (Big Little Lies, The Lincoln Lawyer, Big Sky) serves as showrunner, writer, and executive producer for the series with Academy Award-winning director Barry Levinson (The Survivor, Rain Man) helming the pilot and several other episodes in addition to executive producing. It’s loosely based on The Missing File from Israeli author Dror Mishani and features a score from co-composers Hans Zimmer and Steve Mazzaro.

“Dror Mishani wrote a riveting and emotionally complicated series of books, the center of which is Avraham. Avi is a deeply mysterious, spiritual and compelling detective unlike any protagonist I’ve encountered before,” Kelley said in a statement. “Jeff Wilbusch brings him to rich and hypnotic life in front of the camera, and behind the camera Barry Levinson is… Barry Levinson. What a privilege to have him at the helm. Add Hans Zimmer to the mix, and the final product is something we hope thrills, moves, and instills a bit of hope in the audience.”

Said Zimmer and Mazzaro: “Our goal with The Calling was to write a score that constantly keeps every character a suspect throughout. We used a variety of raw and gritty-sounding stringed instruments coupled with pulsing synths, contrasted by a beautifully haunting duduk performance from our good friend, Pedro Eustache for Avi’s character. We’ve also manipulated real-world sounds such as jail cells and door sounds hidden within our percussion.”

Additional executive producers are Mishani, Jason Horwitch, Jonathan Shapiro, Matthew Tinker (Kelley’s producing partner), Keshet Studios’ Peter Traugott and Lisa Roos, Keshet International’s Alon Shrutzman, Keshet Media Group’s Avi Nir, and Keshet Broadcasting’s Karni Ziv. Heather Brewster is co-executive producer.

The Calling comes from Keshet Studios, the U.S. production arm of global content producer and distributor Keshet International, and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studios Group.

Dive into photos from The Calling, below.

The Calling, All 8 Episodes, Streaming Thursday, November 10, Peacock

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Jeff Wilbusch and Juliana Canfield

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Karen Robinson

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Michael Mosley and Jeff Wilbusch

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Juliana Canfield and Chris Sullivan

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Noel Fisher

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Annabelle Dexter-Jones

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Jeff Wilbusch and Tony Curran

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Stephanie Szostak and Steven Pasquale

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Constance Zimmer