Secrets and Lies Taps Shield Vet as Season 2 Murder Suspect

Secrets and Lies Kenny Johnson

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.