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In the five months since Sons of Anarchy’s fifth season finale, I finally got into both seasons of Showtime’s powerhouse Homeland and I’ve been utterly enthralled with BBC America’s clone thriller Orphan Black. And with Breaking Bad’s final season coming this summer, I’m afraid by the time the next season begins this fall, I’ll have forgotten how good Sons is. (Which is complete bullshit of course, but anyway.)
Entertainment Weekly dropped some casting news that mentally hooked me right back in, as veteran TV actress CCH Pounder has joined in for this sixth season at least. She’ll play Tyne Patterson, “a San Joaquin County District Attorney who runs head first into the area’s violent biker ways,” and she’ll make her first appearance in the second episode of the season. Cops have a hard enough time when it comes to SAMCRO, but it gets progressively worse up the administrative food chain. Patterson better be on her A-game.
Pounder is most memorable as Captain Claudette “Peaches” Wyms from FX’s The Shield, a role for which she was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Emmy Award. In fact, she was nominated for four Emmys for four different shows; the others were for a guest spots on The X-Files and The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, and another Supporting Actress nod for ER. She plays a recurring role on Syfy’s Warehouse 13 and will soon be seen in the upcoming fantasy film The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. You might also remember her from a little movie called Avatar.
For those keeping count at home, she’ll be the latest In a line of Shield actors to appear on Sons, whose creator Kurt Sutter was a writer and producer on The Shield for most of its run. No Chiklis just yet, but we’ve seen Walton Goggins, Jay Karnes, Benito Martinez, David Rees Snell, Kenny Johnson, Emilio Rivera, Lobo Sebastian and Jeff Kober (who wasn’t a regular) already. I can’t wait to see this process continue on whatever Sutter ends up working on next.