MAX has released a trailer for their upcoming comedy series, Bookie, from The Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men co-creator, Chuck Lorre. Created by Lorre and Nick Bakay, the dark comedy revolves around longtime Los Angeles bookie Danny (Sebastian Maniscalco) and his roster of clients, one of whom is played by former Two and a Half Men star Charlie Sheen as he returns to TV and reunites with Lorre twelve years after the actor’s dramatic exit from their previous series.
The series’ main cast also includes Andrea Anders and Maxim Swinton. Sheen is a recurring guest star.
The show’s full synopsis reads:
Bookie follows veteran Los Angeles bookie Danny (Maniscalco) as the potential legalization of sports gambling in California threatens to upend his business for good. Alongside best friend and former NFL player Ray (Omar J. Dorsey), side-hustling sister Lorraine (Vanessa Ferlito), and reluctantly reformed drug dealer Hector (Jorge Garcia), Danny must contend with his increasingly unstable clients as he tries to settle their debts – all while making plenty of risky bets of his own. Full of relatable mishaps, Bookie chronicles one man’s journey to adapt to an ever-changing world as he attempts to charm and con his way to the top.
This looks like it’s going to be a funny new show with a great cast. Check out the trailer below, and watch Bookie when it premieres its eight-episode first season on November 30th with two episodes. Two episodes will be released at a time every Thursday subsequently leading up to the season finale on December 21st.