TNT has canceled underrated Los Angeles cop drama “Southland” after five seasons on the air. The drama, which aired for one season on NBC before being picked up by TNT, starred Ben McKenzie and Michael Cudlitz.
“TNT has made the difficult decision not to renew Southland for another season,” the network says in a statement. “We are enormously proud of Southland, which stands as one of the
best police dramas ever made. Executive producers John Wells, Chris
Chulack and Jonathan Lisco, along with creator Ann Biderman and our
partners at Warner Bros. Television, have given us five seasons of
powerful, unforgettable storytelling, for which we are deeply grateful.
We also want to thank the amazing cast for their impassioned,
no-holds-barred performances, and the production team for their tenacity
shooting on the streets of real-world Los Angeles.We wish everyone
associated with Southland the very best.”
Because Season 5 ended on a shocking cliffhanger, there are reports that TNT is considering a two-hour wrap up movie to tie up the loose ends. In the Season 5 finale, Ben was branded a dirty cop and Cooper was shot by officers after assaulting a neighbor.
After the announcement, McKenzie tweeted, “To all the fans of #Southland who followed us through the years through thick and very thin, I sincerely thank you. We are kindred spirits.”