From John Wells, the Emmy-winning producer of ER and The West Wing, comes Southland — a raw and authentic look into a Los Angeles police unit. From the beaches of Malibu to the streets of East L.A., this fast-moving drama with an outstanding ensemble cast takes viewers inside the lives of cops, criminals, victims, and their families. John Cooper (Band of Brothers’ Michael Cudlitz) is a seasoned Los Angeles cop assigned to train young rookie Ben Sherman (The O.C.’s Ben McKenzie). And although Cooper’s harsh, tell-it-like-it-is approach often leaves Ben questioning whether he has what it takes to be a cop, he remains on the force. The outstanding ensemble cast also features Ray’s Regina King as Detective Lydia Adams, ER’s Tom Everett Scott as her partner Russell Clarke, Crossing Jordan’s Arija Bareikis as patrol officer and wannabe SWAT team member Chickie Brown, and Day Break’s Michael McGrady as Daniel ‘Sal’ Salinger who oversees fellow gang detectives Nate Moretta (Kevin Alejandro) and Sammy Bryant (Shawn Hatosy).