Secrets and Lies Kenny Johnson

Secrets and Lies Taps Shield Vet as Season 2 Murder Suspect

All eyes will be on Kenny Johnson as Secrets and Lies‘ next mystery unfolds.

The Shield alum has joined ABC’s anthology drama in a series-regular role, TVLine has learned exclusively.

The series’ sophomore run will focus on Eric Warner (Almost Human‘s Michael Ealy), a well-educated newlywed and heir apparent to his family’s private equity firm in Charlotte, N.C. While Eric is attending a party to honor his dad’s (Lost‘s Terry O’Quinn) retirement, Eric’s wife, Kate (Jordana Brewster, Dallas), is murdered — and he must turn to Det. Cornell (Juliette Lewis) to investigate Kate’s death.

Johnson will play Danny, who quickly becomes a possible suspect in Kate’s murder and complicates Eric’s life. With a thousand-yard stare and thuggish appearance, the way Danny lurks and turns up repeatedly at inopportune moments makes him downright scary. Above all else, Danny has a mission, and he will stop at nothing until it’s complete.

The actor — whose recent TV credits include Bates Motel, Chicago Fire and Covert Affairs — joins a Season 2 cast that also features Charlie Barnett (Chicago Fire) and AnnaLynne McCord (90210).

Secrets and Lies returns midseason.

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  1. Cory says:

    This guy was supremely annoying on Bates Motel, so this is disappointing.

  2. Ian says:

    No! I wanted him back on Bates Motel!

    • Andrew says:

      @ Ian – Why? To me, the character of Caleb got as much closure as he was ever going to get from Norma or Dylan. If they brought him back for Season 4, there’d be nothing left for the writers to explore that wasn’t already explored in Season 3.

      The only disappointment I have about the character’s departure was that his goodbye to Dylan—at least from what I remember—didn’t seem emotional enough.

      I wouldn’t mind if Caleb popped up in an episode or two before the Series Finale, but I don’t think he needs to be brought back as a recurring character or Series Regular.

  3. Bwhit says:

    I have enjoyed watching him on Bates Motel, Chicago Fire and Sons of Anarchy so this is good news for me!

  4. lorna says:

    he was great on Chicago fire.

  5. liame says:

    “Clasps” for Kenny, love him. He’s been a favorite of mine since his Saving Grace days.

  6. SC33 says:

    I have enjoyed Kenny’s work since The Shield, so I’m excited about this.

  7. What is the date for the return of “Secrets and Lies?