Central Division (web series)

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Central Division
Genre Cop show
Web series
Created by Aleem Hossain
Directed by Aleem Hossain
Starring Brian Silverman
Clay Wilcox
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 4
Location(s) Los Angeles, California
Running time Varies (2-3 minutes)
Original network YouTube
Original release July 20, 2009 (2009-07-20) – present
External links
Website centraldivision-theseries.com

Central Division is a police drama web series about detectives in the LAPD's downtown precinct (known as Central Division). The show premiered on July 20, 2009.[1] Central Division was created by Aleem Hossain and stars Brian Silverman and Clay Wilcox.[2]


A lack of gritty cop shows on television in 2009 inspired Hossain to create one on the internet. He had been a longtime fan of programs like Homicide: Life on the Streets, NYPD Blue, and The Shield.[3] Hossain wrote and directed all four episodes of Season 1, which were shot on June 27, 2009 in Los Angeles.[4][5]

Characters and Plot[edit]

Season 1[edit]

Det. Edwards (left) and Det. Hodge (right) in episode 1 of Central Division

The first season of the show centers on Detective Alan Edwards (played by Brian Silverman) and Detective Frank Hodge (played by Clay Wilcox) of the LAPD's central division. After leaving an internal affairs interview the two detectives find a body in the trunk of their car and this sets off the major events of the first season.

Critical reception[edit]

Season 1 was well received by web media critics:

Tubefilter's review was titled 'Central Division Brings Back the Punchy Dark Cops Show' and had high praise for the show: "Wow. Central Division is one intense cop drama... check this show out, please, you won’t regret it."[6]

Visioweb said "Brian Silverman and Clay Wilcox deliver a tight performance, enhanced by the dark and brooding cinematography of Julie Kirkwood... As short as it may be, it is a powerful show."[7]

Dauntless Media called Central Division "a series worth following"[8] with a "truly shocking twist."[9]


  1. ^ [1]|, Central Division's Twitter
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-12-04. Retrieved 2009-11-17. , Official Site
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-12-04. Retrieved 2009-11-17. , Official Site
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-12-04. Retrieved 2009-11-17. , Official Site
  5. ^ [2]|, Aleem Hossain's Twitter
  6. ^ Central Division Brings Back the Punchy Dark Cop Show Archived December 5, 2009, at the Wayback Machine., Tubefilter News
  7. ^ Review of Central Division Archived December 2, 2009, at the Wayback Machine., Visioweb.tv
  8. ^ Review of Episode 3 of Central Division, DauntlessMedia.net
  9. ^ Review of Episode 2 of Central Division, DauntlessMedia.net