Michael Chiklis, the star of “The Shield”, has been cast in a new border patrol crime drama titled “Coyote”.
The new series is the brainchild of Michelle MacLaren, the producer of hit series “Breaking Bad”. “Coyote” is currently in development at Paramount Network, run by Jim Gianopulos.
Chiklis is attached as both the lead actor and an executive producer of the series.
His character, Ben Clemens, is a border patrol agent close to retirement who discovers a secret tunnel underneath the US-Mexico border. This discovery leads him directly to the criminal organization he has been chasing for years and puts him on a dangerous path.
After his role on “The Shield”, Chiklis has taken on challenging characters in “Vegas”, “Gotham”, and “American Horror Story”.
The Greek-American actor won both an Emmy and a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Vic Mackey in the hit cop show. “Coyote” will be an interesting series to keep an eye out.