[ SYNOPSIS ]
In a violent, anarchic alternate reality of New York City besieged by financial collapse, and a surging crime wave, an underworld economy of “speaks” -- illegal, debaucherous after-hours clubs linked by a web of taxicabs -- is thriving.
For extra cash, fashion photographer Renny (Micheál Richardson, Cold Pursuit) has been moving party drugs through the taxi network for his boss, Reza (Tony Naumovski, Run All Night), the local front man for an international crime syndicate looking to take over the city. When Renny is forced by Reza to step up his game as a dealer to a dangerous degree, he soon finds himself in the cross-hairs of both Reza and Detective Sixto Santiago (Manny Perez, “The Night Of”), whose experimental NYPD unit is using undercover taxis to crack down on the chaotic drug trade. After Santiago’s commander Captain McKeutchen (Brett Cullen, Joker) partners him with the mysterious and brutal new arrival Everett More (Michael Rabe, “Homeland”), the two become entangled in a web of numerous government agencies and crime organizations circling a beleaguered New York, exposing a fight for control of both the city and the country at large.