An actor whose early 2000s drama series is often credited with helping to launch the so-called “Golden Age of TV Drama” will be starring in a new series. Paramount Network announced today that it has greenlighted “Coyote,” starring Michael Chiklis.
Chiklis is the actor whose Emmy-winning run on the FX cop drama “The Shield” is cited by many observers as the starting point for a fruitful period of TV that produced acclaimed dramas such as “The Sopranos,” “Mad Men,” “The Wire,” “Breaking Bad” and “The Americans.”
The new show, “Coyote,” has a 10-episode order at Paramount Network. The series comes from Emmy-winning executive producer and director Michelle MacLaren.
“‘Coyote’ is the story of Ben Clemens (Chiklis), who after 32 years as a border patrol agent, is forced to work for the very people he spent his career trying to keep out of America,” the network says in its announcement. “Now exposed to life on the other side of the wall, Ben will start to question his black and white views of the world, challenging his ideology and his loyalties.”
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