The Shield breaks the conventional cop genre mold and follows an experimental division of the Los Angeles Police Department. In a tough, morally ambiguous world, the line between good and bad is crossed every day. Focusing on the tension between a group of corrupt but effective cops and a captain torn between bringing them down and advancing his own political ambitions. THE SHIELD stars Michael Chiklis (The Commish) as rogue cop “Det. Vic Mackey,” leader of the elite Strike Team unit who is effective at eliminating crime but who operates under his own set of rules. Benito Martinez (Outbreak, Her Costly Affair) plays “Captain David Aceveda,” the young precinct chief who doesn’t like Mackey’s tactics and wants to bust him off the force. The Emmy-nominated CCH Pounder (ER, Boycott) plays “Det. Claudette Wyms,” a veteran detective who understands Mackey and knows how to play both sides of the fence. Jay Karnes, Catherine Dent, Walton Goggins, Michael Jace and Kenneth Johnson co-star. The series was created by Shawn Ryan and The Barn Productions for Fox Television Studios and Sony Pictures Television.