Pilot

pilot episode guide

Every year, the top graduates from the FBI Academy move from their classrooms at Quantico to their first assignments in the real world.  For Agent Mike Warren, the dream has always been a post in Washington D.C.  But the powers that be have other plans, and the young rookie is soon packing his bags for Graceland, a palatial beachfront mansion in Southern California that has become a cross-departmental boarding house for top undercover agents in the FBI, DEA and ICE.

Mike may have been first in his class, but nothing could have prepared him for his new home – or his new training officer, Paul Briggs. A legend at Quantico, Briggs is one of the few graduates in the history of the program that Mike didn’t outscore on his practical exams.  But years in the field have changed Briggs, and by-the-book Mike is quickly out of step with his anarchic new supervisor and the rest of the hard working, hard partying inhabitants of Graceland.  It’s only when the newly minted agent saves an undercover operation from going bad and takes down a small time dealer with ties to a Russian crime family that he starts to find his footing and earn the respect of his new housemates.

But when the Russians abduct the dealer’s innocent family, Mike must go back undercover to save their lives.  In order to survive, he’s going to have to throw out the rulebook, embrace unpredictability and lean on his new family. However, Mike will soon learn that not everything about his assignment to Graceland is as it seems, and that there is more to his new home - and his new training officer - than he could have ever imagined…

About Graceland

GRACELAND is a place where nothing is what it seems and everyone has a secret. From the outside, this idyllic beachfront property is inhabited by a group of young, diverse roommates. Inside, a vastly different world is exposed: one that sustains itself through a complex web of lies. USA's new original series Graceland delves into the lives of an elusive group of undercover agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and US Customs, who live and operate under one roof (the house got its name because the drug lord from whom the authorities seized the property was known to be an obsessed Elvis Presley fan). When forced to give up any shred of normalcy and the question of trust is a matter of life or death, the house becomes their sanctuary, their "Graceland."

Graduating at the top of his class, FBI rookie, Mike Warren (Aaron Tveit) anticipates a traditional DC desk job when he's unexpectedly shipped to "Graceland." Immediately thrown into his first undercover assignment, he relies heavily on the guidance of legendary FBI agent and mentor Paul Briggs (Daniel Sunjata). Briggs is an unusually Zen senior agent who notoriously hates the rule book and will go to any length to protect "Graceland" from the outside world.

With an ensemble cast, the series also features Vanessa Ferlito as strong-willed FBI agent Catherine "Charlie" DeMarco, Brandon Jay McLaren as quick-tempered US Customs agent Dale Jakes, Serinda Swan as intuitive and merciless DEA Agent Paige Arkin and Manny Montana as the fun-loving prankster FBI agent Joe "Johnny" Tuturro. From Fox Television Studios, Jeff Eastin serves as creator and executive producer.

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