Breaking Bad alumna Anna Gunn has booked a recurring role opposite Jennifer Lopez and Ray Liotta on the second season of NBC drama Shades of BlueProduction got underway today in New York for a mid-season return.

Emmy winner Gunn will play a City Councilwoman on the rise and primed for a run at the Mayor’s office. She’s the former protégée of Wozniak (Liotta), and she used to be part of Harlee’s (Lopez) dirty crew of cops. Gunn’s character is described as being 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.

Drea de Matteo, Dayo Okeniyi, Vincent Laresca, Hampton Fluker, Warren Kole, Sarah Jeffrey and Gino Pesi also star.

Jack Orman is the showrunner and executive produces along with Lopez, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, Benny Medina, Ryan Seacrest, Nina Wass and creator Adi Hasak.

Shades of Blue is produced by Universal Television, Nuyorican Productions, EGTV, Ryan Seacrest Productions, Adi TV Studios and Jack Orman Productions.