The Asphalt Jungle is a 1961 United States police drama television series starring Jack Warden, Arch Johnson, and Bill Smith about a squad of detectives targeting organized crime in New York City. Inspired by the 1950 film The Asphalt Jungle.
The unnamed city’s Metropolitan Squad specializes in fighting organized crime in an unnamed Midwestern city. The squad’s members are elite detectives led by Captain Gus Honochek and Sergeant Danny Keller. They report to Deputy Police Commissioner Matthew Gower. Many of their assignments involve going undercover, and Gower himself joins Honochek, Keller, and their squad in undercover work when the situation calls for it.
Notable Queer-Centric Episodes
- Season 1 Episode 5 “The Sniper” – A woman named Miss Brant is a repressed lesbian who shoots girls on Lovers’ Lane for making themselves available to boys.
There is 1 queer character listed for this show; none are dead.