First Orc Joins SCLAPD!

BRIGHT – LAPD Officers Nicolas Jakoby (Joel Edgerton) and Scott Ward (Will Smith) – Photo by Jonas Stolpe/Courtesy of Netflix

Today marks a genuine first – Nicolas Jakoby, an orc, has officially become part of the South Central Los Angeles Police Department where he will be partnered with veteran Officer Scott Ward.

Jakoby and Ward are the subjects of a new film by David Ayer (Fury, Suicide Squad) that will be coming to Netflix in December, 2017.

BRIGHT – Officer Nicolas Jakoby (Joel Edgerton) – Photo by Jonas Stolpe/Courtesy of Netflix

Today, the South Central Los Angeles Police Force announced that Nicolas Jakoby, the first ever Orc Police Officer, joined the department solidifying their commitment to diversity and their acceptance of all communities and races.  Jakoby will be partnering with the esteemed Human Officer Scott Ward and providing much needed insight into the Orc community in the Los Angeles area.

“Orcs have been a part of our society for over a millennia and we welcome all who are ready and willing to serve on the force.  Jakoby will be an excellent partner to Ward.”  said Captain Perez.

Things can happen on the streets.

Be careful who you trust.

Bright will be released on Netflix this December 2017.

BRIGHT – Officer Scott Ward (Will Smith) – Photo by Jonas Stolpe/Courtesy of Netflix


Set in an alternate present-day where humans, orcs, elves and fairies have been coexisting since the beginning of time, this action-thriller directed by David Ayer (Suicide Squad, End of Watch, writer of Training Day) follows two cops from very different backgrounds.  Ward, a human (Will Smith), and Jakoby, an orc (Joel Edgerton), embark on a routine night patrol that will alter the future of their world as they know it.  Battling both their own personal differences as well as an onslaught of enemies, they must work together to protect a young female elf and a thought-to-be-forgotten relic, which in the wrong hands could destroy everything.

The Netflix original film stars Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace, Lucy Fry, Edgar Ramirez, Ike Barinholtz, Enrique Murciano, Jay Hernandez, Andrea Navedo, Veronica Ngo, Alex Meraz, Margaret Cho, Brad William Henke, Dawn Olivieri, and Kenneth Choi.  The film is directed by David Ayer and written by Max Landis.  David Ayer, Eric Newman, and Bryan Unkeless serve as producers.

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