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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