Oz alum Dean Winters is set as one of the two leads cast in Battle Creek, CBS’ high-profile series from Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan and House creator David Shore. Also cast in the project, from Sony TV and CBS Studios, are Aubrey Dollar and Edward Fordham Jr. It centers on Detective Russ Agnew (Winters) and FBI agent Milton Chamberlain, who have very different worldviews but are teamed up to clean up the semi-mean streets of Battle Creek, MI. Agnew is a smart, tough, impatient, and pragmatic guy who gets results but whom no one wants to partner with because he prefers to cut through any nonsense, and this has earned him a reputation for being mean and gruff.
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Dollar plays Holly, the office manager who shares mutual attraction with Russ. Fordham plays chubby detective Aaron Funkhauser. They join recently cast Kal Penn and Janet McTeer. Creator Gilligan and showrunner Shore co-wrote the script and are executive producing with Mark Johnson for Sony Pictures TV and CBS TV Studios. Winters, repped by UTA, Bill Butler and Sandra Chang, is joining recently cast Kal Penn and Janet McTeer. Winters, whose series credits also include Rescue Me and 30 Rock, has been recurring on Fox comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine and next will be seen opposite Keanu Reeves in John Wick.