Set in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, this drama series focuses on the personal and professional lives of New York City firefighters from the city’s Truck Company 62. Denis Leary stars as Tommy Gavin, a dedicated lifesaver who takes great pride in leading his heroic, often overwhelmed, crew as they face danger on a daily basis.
Personally, he is also a man drifting between sorrow and anger over a recent separation from his wife Janet (Andrea Roth) and their three kids, and recurring memories of the 9/11 loss of his cousin and best friend, Jimmy, who frequently visits Tommy in visions.
Leary and multiple Emmy® Award-winning writer-producer, Peter Tolan (The Larry Sanders Show), are the team behind the critically acclaimed cop drama The Job. In Rescue Me, they have re-teamed as creators, writers and executive producers.