Following the success of the hit show The O.C., it was expected that the stars of the show would go on to have big and promising careers. While some have struggled since The O.C. ended, one man has seen himself do just fine. Ben McKenzie stars in Southland, which got axed last week and he has thanked fans of the show for their loyal support.
McKenzie told Entertainment Weekly, "I would hope [viewers] take away that it was an honorable show. It was a well-intentioned show that did its best to portray a certain side of law enforcement, particularly LAPD officers and particularly, from my point of view, patrol officers, although there are detectives in it too. And it used some of the cutting-edge things that are happening in television right now."
He added, "I just hope we made a good show and people enjoyed it and I hope it stands up. I hope people can watch years from now and say 'That was a good episode', 'I like what they did there', 'I like his performance', or 'I like that shot. I think it's a good show, and I think that the people that really like it really, really like it. I would rather fewer people watched it and loved it for its attempts at authenticity."
As well as starring Ben McKenzie, Southland also stars Shawn Hatosy, Regina King and Michael Cudlitz. Southland ran for a total of five seasons, with the first two seasons airing on NBC, while the next three saw the show switch to TNT. In its height, Southland managed to bag two Primetime Emmy Awards.
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