Boss

(2011)

Mayor Tom Kane (Kelsey Grammer) sits like a spider at the center of Chicago’s web of power; a web built on a covenant with the people. They want to be led; they want disputes settled, jobs dispensed, and loyalties rewarded. If he achieves through deception and troubling morality, so be it. As long as he gets the job done, they look the other way.

Yet despite being the most effective mayor in recent history, a degenerative brain disorder is ripping everything away from him. He can’t trust his memory, his closest allies, or even himself.

Kane’s wife Meredith (Connie Nielsen) knows nothing. Theirs is a marriage of convenience. Kitty O’Neil (Kathleen Robertson), Kane’s advisor, has her suspicions but stays silent. And Kane’s political advisor Ira Stone (actor), a Yale graduate with a rough edge, remains question-less. Only Alice (Hannah Ware), Kane’s estranged daughter, has a chance of learning his secret. This is going to be the toughest term yet for the Boss.

‘Boss: Season 2’ Blu-ray and DVD Arrive April 9th

‘Boss: Season 2’ Blu-ray and DVD Arrive April 9th

Golden Globe winner Kelsey Grammer (Best Actor, Television Series - Drama, 2012) reprises his award winning role as the corrupt Chicago Mayor, Tom Kane in Boss: Season 2 debuting on 2-disc Blu-ray, 3-disc DVD and Digital Download April 9 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The Boss: Season 2 Blu-ray and DVD, containing a featurette about the cast plus an audio commentary with the writers and producers of the show, will be available for the suggested retail price of $39.97 and $39.98, respectively.

Mayor Tom Kane's (Grammer) grip on Chicago is as powerful as ever. With high doses of medication, he's able to beat back the physical symptoms of his debilitating brain disease, but it comes at a cost. Committed to his unorthodox agenda, Kane cuts out the cancers within the political machine he helped build. As corrupt heads roll and his list of enemies grows, Kane's virtuous actions begin to erode the very foundation of power he's worked a lifetime to build. In order to maintain it, Kane must govern as he always has - ruthlessly.

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Kelsey Grammer's ‘Boss’ Gets a Season 2

Starz Entertainment has ordered a 10-episode second season of the original drama series Boss, before the series has even premiered, which will happen October 21 at 10PM ET/PT on STARZ.

Produced by Lionsgate Television and created by Farhad Safinia (Apocalypto), the drama stars Kelsey Grammer headlining his first dramatic series. The premiere episode also marks the television directorial debut of acclaimed filmmaker Gus Van Sant. Over the course of its eight-episode first season, Boss follows Chicago Mayor Tom Kane (Kelsey Grammer), who holds sway over just about everything in his city. When faced with a terrible secret that threatens to topple his power, his true character is revealed: it's not power that drives Tom Kane, but his fear of losing it.

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  • First Aired
    2011