Last seen in “The Walking Dead” series, Laurie Holden has been tapped for the role of Ann McGinnis, a character that may soon headline a potential “Major Crimes” spinoff being planned on TNT. Read on to learn more about this story.
TV Line reported that Holden’s character would figure in a guest appearance on the seventh episode of “Major Crimes,” which is tentatively set to air on July 21, 2014. The episode will serve as an introduction to her character, Ann McGinnis, who is the second in command for the Special Operations Bureau (SOB), a tactical team of the Los Angeles Police District.
McGinnis is described as someone who is very focused about her missions. She is a born leader who has moved the ranks faster than anyone else and wouldn’t budge with bureacrats, thus earning her the nickname of “Annie Oakley.” McGinnis is the hero for the rank and file at the LAPD, but because she’s tough and she doesn’t hesitate to use force, her superiors often have concerns about how she handles matters.
On June 17, 2014, Holden posted this photo on her Twitter account, where she appeared to be wearing a police uniform. She labeled this post “Crime Stopper.”
Crime Stopper. pic.twitter.com/mLOTEsyRmn
— Laurie Holden (@Laurie_Holden) June 17, 2014
The same episode will bring back FBI Agent Fritz Howard (Jon Tenney), who has been part of “The Closer” — the show that spun off “Major Crimes.” Tenney, based on the reports, may also become part of the planned spinoff, being one of the most well-loved characters from the original show.
James Duff, the creator of “Major Crimes,” however, insisted that nothing about the spinoff is set. For now, the scenes they are shooting with Holden and Tenney are part of a “super-sized nine-day shoot” for “Major Crimes.”
And that’s the news on Laurie Holden and her participation in the potential spinoff to “Major Crimes.” So what do you think? Is the “Major Crimes” spinoff going to happen? And does Laurie Holden have your vote to star in it? For more on this and other news about TV shows, movies and celebrities, follow Movie News Guide (MNG).
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