King and Maxwell

KING AND MAXWELL/TNT/2013 (Autism)

Edgar Roy (Ryan Hurst), a high-functioning autistic savant who specializes in patterns and numerical sequences. Based in Washington, DC, he assists former Secret Service agents Sean King (Jon Tenney) and Michelle Maxwell (Rebecca Romijn) solve crimes at private detectives located in a lakeside beach house.

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An adept computer hacker, Edgar used to work for a defense contracting company. He was framed by a rival defense contractor, but King, with a newly acquired law degree,  proved him innocent and the hired Edgar to assist with their investigations at King and Maxwell. Edgar’s work requirement are rather simple. He likes to sit at a “friendly desk” and have soup for lunch on Mondays.

Edgar considers Sean and Michelle his friends, as well as Benny, a streetwise criminal (a counterfeiter whom Sean once helped convict) who provides information to their agency.

Note: The TV series is based on the crime novels of the same name written by David Baldacci. To research the part of an autistic person, Hurst read a book about the savant syndrome entitled “Islands of Genius” by Darold Treffert,

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