The Shield is one of the most intense, awesome cop dramas on television. It's the kind of show that makes you scream and gasp with horror when you least expect it. Plus, it has some of the best writing on television today. We love everyone at The Shield, especially Chicky!! Now Forest Whitaker is coming? This is going to be too good. I can't wait until...arrrgh! January???
Ahhhh yah! Things are going to be heating up even more in Farmington when the Shield returns in January for its fifth season. Last season we got some Glen Close, this season, we got the man, Forest Whitaker. He has joined the cast as a regular playing Detective Jon Kavanaugh, an ambitious newcomer to the Los Angeles Police Department's Internal Affairs division who is tasked with investigating rogue cop Mackey (played by the brilliant Michael Chiklis), and the strike force he leads. Series creator and executive producer Shawn Ryan says the character of Kavanaugh "will present the biggest danger to Vic and his team in the history of the series so far."