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Stalker (TV series)

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Created by
Kevin Williamson

Country of origin
United States

First episode date
1 October 2014



John Frizzell

Original language(s)

Final episode date
18 May 2015

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Crime drama Psychological thriller

Dylan McDermott Maggie Q Mariana Klaveno Victor Rasuk Elisabeth Röhm

Maggie Q, Dylan McDermott, Mariana Klaveno, Victor Rasuk, Elisabeth Röhm


Stalker is an American police procedural crime drama television series about victims of stalking and the detectives of the LAPD's Threat Assessment Unit who investigate the crimes. The show ran for one season from October 1, 2014 to May 18, 2015, airing on Wednesdays for seventeen episodes and Monday for the last three on CBS as part of the 2014–15 fall television season.


On May 8, 2015, CBS canceled Stalker after one season, thereby ending the show on an unresolved cliffhanger. It was Dylan McDermott's second failed series at CBS; the actor's previous series, Hostages, had also been cancelled the previous year under similar circumstances, and had also ended unresolved.

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Plot summary

Det. Jack Larsen (Dylan McDermott) is a recent transfer to the TAU from New York City’s homicide division, whose confidence, strong personality, and questionable behavior has landed him in trouble before—but whose past behavior may also prove valuable in his new job. His boss, Lt. Beth Davis (Maggie Q), is strong, focused and an expert in the field, driven by her traumatic personal experience as a victim. With the rest of their team, young but eager Det. Ben Caldwell (Victor Rasuk) and deceptively smart Det. Janice Lawrence (Mariana Klaveno), Larsen and Davis assess the threat level of cases and respond before the stalking and intimidation spirals out of control, all while trying to keep their personal obsessions at bay.


  • Dylan McDermott as Jack Larsen: an LAPD Detective II. He recently transferred to the Threat Assessment Unit from the NYPD Homicide Division in pursuit of his son. Hired because of his friends upstairs, Larsen had to earn the respect of Davis and her team, who thought there were more deserving candidates for his position.
  • Maggie Q as Beth Davis: a victim of stalking. Born Michelle Webber, Davis changed her name following the stalking-related death of her family. She's now a Lieutenant II in the LAPD and the officer-in-charge of the Threat Assessment Unit (TAU). Introverted, Davis considers her team to be her surrogate family; and, when she's not investigating stalking cases, she's lecturing at university campuses on the subject.
  • Mariana Klaveno as Janice Lawrence: a Detective II who is second-in-command of Davis' unit.
  • Victor Rasuk as Ben Caldwell: a Detective I, and a rookie member of the TAU.
  • Elisabeth Röhm as Amanda Taylor: the mother of Jack's son. Lovers in New York, Amanda left Jack to start a new life at the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office. She currently serves as the TAU's Deputy D.A.
  • Recurring

  • Tara Summers as Tracy Wright, Beth's best friend
  • Erik Stocklin as Perry Whitley/"Brody"
  • Gabriel Bateman as Ethan Taylor, Amanda and Jack's son
  • Warren Kole as Trent Wilkes, LAPD detective and Amanda's former boyfriend
  • Chelsea Harris as Belle, the TAU's receptionist and administrative assistant
  • Eion Bailey as Ray, Beth's stalker who once set a fire that killed her family
  • Mira Sorvino as Vicki Gregg, an FBI agent who replaces Beth as the interim commander of the TAU
  • Critical reception

    Stalker received negative reviews from critics at the aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes. There, critic comments include, "[it is] chock full of perverted subjects and ugly storylines, making it hard to watch even for those who like to watch". Maureen Ryan of The Huffington Post called it "exploitative, misogynist trash". At Metacritic, the series premiere garnered a score of 17 out of 100, based on the opinions of 24 critics indicating "overwhelming dislike". The show also received negative reviews from Variety, USA Today, and The A.V. Club. Stalker is rated R18 in New Zealand for sadistic violence, drug use, offensive language and sex scenes

    Awards and nominations

    In 2015, Stalker's Dylan McDermott was nominated for a People's Choice Award for Favorite Actor in a New TV Series.


    Stalker has been picked up by several broadcasters outside the United States. The Belgian station Vier airs Stalker as well every Sunday night as a part of their crime night. In South Africa, the series premiered on October 22, 2014, and airs on M-Net Edge on Wednesdays. It premiered in the UK and Ireland on November 10, 2014, on Sky Living and airs on Mondays. In Romania, it airs every Wednesday on Diva. In New Zealand the series premiered on TVNZ on January 12, 2015. The series premiered in Australia on Nine Network on April 12, 2015. The show also airs in France, on TF1. In Japan, Stalker is shown on cable / satellite channel AXN. In Greece, the series premiered on September 2016, on el:Star Channel.


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