Franka Potente joins The Shield

The LAPD just got a little bigger.

FX has announced that Franka Potente is joining the cast of The Shield. The actress, who received global attention in the German film Run Lola Run, was recently seen in The Bourne Supremacy. Potente joins the current cast, which features Michael Chiklis and new recruit Forest Whitaker.

The sixth season of The Shield returns to FX in January 2007. FX has already green-lit the seventh and final season of the acclaimed cop show, to premiere sometime in late 2007 or early 2008.

The German-born Potente will next be seen opposite Benicio Del Toro in the film Guerilla, about the life of Che Guevara, and alongside Johnny Depp in the drug drama Shantaram.

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I am so glad they are putting the shield on in janurary 2007 instead of march or april. Frank Potente is great! Michael Chiklis is so HOT!!!
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Oh Yes can not wait for this season to start. My favorite show. And to add a hottie like this to the show..... WOW is all I can say....
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shes a hottie i can say that
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best cop show on tv and only seven seasons.
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Fu** I'm German but I hate Franke Potente... Every German actor is so damn bad in comparison with an US one (if there are just German actors you don't realize it)... Oh well, hopefully not a too big of a part.
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Wow, I love her work. Can't wait for this new season !!!
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Should be good
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Cool! Probably they will now finally air it on German TV again! (They stopped after Season 1 :P )
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The shield is already the best cop drama around and she will make it even better. I like the shields ability to shake up the cast and bring in big stars, if for only a season.
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F'n awesome. Season 6 has pretty much finished filming, though. Does that mean we have to wait 'till Season 7 to see her?
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I can't wait!!! Franka Potente is AWESOME!!!
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