Get ready for Season 2 of Southland! NBC has renewed this new police drama, for 13 episodes. Take a look at the short official trailer for the show and read why this show is coming back.
Created by ER producer John Wells, Southland takes a unique and charged look at a Los Angeles police unit. From the emotionally charged Detective Lydia Adams (Regina King) to the seasoned training cop John Cooper (Michael Cudlitz), the characters and series have charmed enough viewers into NBC saying yes.
The seven episodes that have premiered so far focus on what happens between LAPD patrol officers and detectives. One thing that’s driven the show so well thus far is that it’s pretty much character driven. The Emmy winning writer, Ann Biderman has let the other shows handle all the police process, science, math, and has put together some characters that interact well…that we like. Not only that, we can relate to something in all of these characters, and it’s that there their job is not their sole existence.
I like knowing that Detective Adams cares so much about the cases, and I like that the rookie cop is questioning his worth. On that last point, it could be a bit overdone if not careful, but so far, I’m caught up in this one.
As for ratings, the series started out strong, and leveled off a bit, but as a viewer, ratings only go so far. I’m happy the ratings have yielded a new crop (second season). You can watch Southland on Thursdays at 10:00 PM on NBC. (Hollywood Reporter)