SVU's Dean Winters Lands Lead in CBS' Battle Creek Crime Drama Series

Dean Winters CBS PilotSVU lawman Dean Winters has landed one of the lead roles on the CBS crime drama Battle Creek.

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From Breaking Bad‘s Vince Gilligan and House‘s David Shore, the project — which got a series order back in September — follows two detectives with very different world views as they labor clean up the semi-mean streets of Battle Creek, Michigan, in the face of a complete lack of resources.

Winters will play Detective Russ Agnew, a smart, tough and pragmatic guy who gets results but with whom no one wants to partner because of his reputation for being “Mayhem” mean and gruff. His TV partner has yet to be cast.

The ensemble also includes Kal Penn (House), Janet McTeer (The White Queen), Edward Fordham Jr. (Cuts) and Aubrey Dollar (Point Pleasant? But definitely Guiding Light).

Winters’ TV credits also include 30 Rock, Oz, Rescue Me and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.