What’s a modern day cop doing in 1973? While hot on the trail of a serial killer in New York City in 2008, Detective Sam Tyler loses track of his partner, Maya Daniels. Fearing the worst and wracked with guilt, he gets hit by a car. But that’s just the beginning of his troubles. When he wakes up, he’s in 1973. He’s not sure how, but the one thing he does know is that his future is inexplicably linked with this past. If he wants to find his way back, he’s going to have to learn to rely on his “new” 1970s era partners and their own methods of police work — which mostly involve their fists.
Starring Harvey Keitel, Michael Imperioli, Gretchen Mol and Jason O’Mara, Life On Mars is a gritty, fascinating new take on the procedural crime drama.