Chicago Fire’s Eamonn Walker stars as an undercover cop in Supply and Demand, from the creator of Prime Suspect and now available on DVD.
Today Acorn Media has released Supply & Demand, the 1997-1998 British crime drama starring Eamonn Walker, onto DVD as part of a multi-show collection called Menace & Murder. You can buy it for $42.99 here.
Supply & Demand is an undercover police drama from the mind of Lynda La Plante, who also created the critically acclaimed Prime Suspect series that starred Helen Mirren.
In this series, there’s a squad of undercover detectives whose job is to bring down smugglers and other criminal traffickers from the inside.
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Walker plays Detective Sergeant Jake Brown, a veteran officer who isn’t ruffled by anything—not unlike his Chicago Fire character, Wallace Boden!
The show first aired its two-hour pilot in 1997, followed by a single season of just six episodes in 1998.
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Eamonn Walker appears in every installment, as does Benedict Wong (who played a character also named Wong in Doctor Strange) and British actor Ade Sapara.
Juliet Aubrey (Primeval) is in the pilot, while Martin Kemp (EastEnders and the bassist for Spandau Ballet) appears in the six-episode season.
Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, Supply & Demand definitely feels as if it’s more than a bit dated. It’s no Prime Suspect, and the wardrobe, hairstyles and smoky look will all clue you into the fact that TV shows don’t look like this anymore.
But if you’re a Chicago Fire fan who wants to take a look at one of Eamonn Walker’s much earlier roles, it’s worth picking up on DVD or streaming it on Acorn’s digital platform, Acorn TV (which you can try for free on Amazon if you have an Amazon Prime subscription).
Walker is as reliable here as he is on Chicago Fire; he’s easily the best actor in the entire cast, with a gravitas and a coolness that the other characters don’t have. His performance is the anchor that makes the entire series.
The Menace & Murder collection bundles Supply & Demand together with two other TV shows created by Lynda La Plante, so if you pick it up on DVD you’re getting two other programs.
One of them is a miniseries called Killer Net with a young Paul Bettany (the Avengers films, A Beautiful Mind), while the other is a TV-movie titled Mind Games that includes appearances by Chiwetel Ejiofor, well before he won his Oscar for 12 Years A Slave, and Colin Salmon (Arrow).
But the bulk of the set is devoted to Eamonn Walker’s series, and that will provide a few hours of entertainment for any One Chicago fan who’s missing Chief Boden.