Partners in crime! Rizzoli and islands took the crime show genre to the next level with its 2010 premiere, focusing on two friends and colleagues who didn’t need anyone else to solve their case.
Based on the novels of tess gerritsenthe TNT drama followed detective Jane Rizzoli (Angie Harmon) and Medical Examiner Dr. Maura Isles (sasha alexander) as they worked together to take down bad guys in the greater Boston area.
The series ran for seven seasons, from 2010 to 2016, and the chemistry between the two leads is what has fans longing for a reboot.
“It’s pretty easy, I must say,” Alexander said to the Advocate magazine in 2012 of her on-screen connection with Harmon. “It’s one of those things that clicks from the moment we read together.”
Despite being very different people off screen, the two actresses were believable friends and co-workers for years. Jane was a tough tomboy with a big family, while Maura was perfect and proper, and together they made sense.
“Angie and I are very different people. We were raised different. In real life we are very different, but the chemistry just works,” she said. NCIS the alum explained. “I feel like we represent different types of women and we can celebrate all of that without trying to be one or the other.”
The connection seen between the stars of the show on television extended to the rest of the cast, which was partially made up of members of Jane’s family: the brothers, police officer Frankie Rizzoli Jr. (bridges of jordan) and Tommy Rizzoli (Colin Egglesfield) and his “ma”, Angela (Lorraine Braco).
The crime-solving duo’s co-workers rounded out Detective Vince Korsak (bruce mcgill), detective Barry Frost (Lee Thompson Young), and lab technician Nina Holiday (idara victor).
The tragedy stalled the Rizzoli and islands family in August 2013, when Lee Thompson Young died by suicide at the age of 29. The loss was felt throughout the cast and crew, which is what led them to honor him in the season 5 premiere.
“We had a simple principle, which was to make sure that we honor Lee and the character of Barry Frost,” said the showrunner. Jan Nash saying Board in June 2014. “If the people who loved Lee decided to see him, they would feel that we are honoring his memory.”
Scroll down to see what the cast of the TNT drama has been up to since its finale in 2016.