Filming Starts on Southland Season 4

Michael Cudlitz, Ben McKenzie, Regina King and Shawn Hatosy star in TNT's 'Southland'
Michael Cudlitz, Ben McKenzie, Regina King and Shawn Hatosy star in TNT's 'Southland' - Photo by Greg Williamson / TNT

TNT announced filming has begun on the fourth season of the critically acclaimed gritty drama, Southland. The cast and crew are once again filming on the streets of LA, with Michael Cudlitz, Shawn Hatosy, Regina King and Ben McKenzie returning in starring roles. TNT also announced Lucy Liu will be guest starring on this season’s Southland.

will return on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 10 p.m. (ET/PT).

The Plot:

Redefining the police drama with its raw, authentic look at the lives and work of Los Angeles detectives and beat cops, Southland centers on four main characters: Officer John Cooper (Cudlitz), a seasoned cop who will have to prove himself again after recovering from surgery; Officer Ben Sherman (McKenzie), who still has much to learn after recently completing his training rotation; Detective Lydia Adams (King), who seems to take every case personally; and Sammy Bryant (Hatosy), a former detective who decided to go back to being a uniform cop after the traumatic death of his partner.

This season on Southland, Detective Adams will take on another new partner, this time a former Marine (guest star Dorian Missick), while also facing a major upheaval in her personal life. Cooper will be back on the job after surgery to repair the back problems that led to his drug addiction. He will be teamed up with a new partner, Jessica Tang (Liu), who will bring her own set of emotional baggage to their patrol car. Cooper’s former trainee, Sherman, is now a full-fledged cop, partnered with Bryant, who continues to struggle with the trauma of the past.

Source: TNT – November 1, 2011