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Anna Gunn Shades of Blue

Shades of Blue Enlists Breaking Bad Emmy Winner Anna Gunn for Season 2

There are shades of Walter White in Anna Gunn‘s new role.

The two-time Breaking Bad Emmy winner is joining Shades of Blue Season 2 as a dirty cop-turned-Machiavellian politician, TVLine has learned.

The official description for her yet-to-be-named character is as follows: “A city Councilwoman on the rise and primed for a run at the Mayor’s office, she’s the former protégée of Wozniak (Ray Liotta) who used to be part of Harlee’s (Jennifer Lopez) dirty crew of cops. She’s a chameleon who rose up the ranks of the NYPD to Captain and then launched a political career fueled by her charisma and the fact that she is as comfortable at a blue-collar bar as she is at the Governor’s mansion. As the season progresses, the details of her meteoric rise and her much darker and Machiavellian side comes to the fore.”

Gunn’s post Breaking Bad credits include guest stints on The Mindy Project and Portlandia, as well as a starring role in Fox’s one-and-done murder mystery Gracepoint.

Production on Shades of Blue‘s second season begins today in New York.