Tonight, the story on “Major Crimes” will be shutting down for a season, and it will hopefully be courtesy of a story that is worth all of the waiting: The return of Stroh. Anytime that you can bring something back from the days of “The Closer,” we do think that it is rather worthwhile. This is what the TNT drama is doing, as Billy Burke will be back, and as sinister as we have seen him.
So what does one familiar face have to say about this story? Speaking to TVLine, Jon Tenney (who is a part of the Special Operations Bureau, a group in need of their own spin-off already) made it fairly clear that this is going to be a very interesting story to watch unfold:
“I think it’s going to be satisfying for the fans because they know him from before. I sort of got a chance to bring back all that history, which in a way fueled the story with some extra energy.”
The future of the S.O.B. as a series is still in limbo, largely because of the create shift from Michael Wright to Kevin Reilly at TNT, and we know from the end of his tenure at Fox that he really wants to be the sort of network executive to make really creative, critically-acclaimed shows similar to an AMC or an FX. We’re not sure if he wants to go further down the cop procedural route, even if they are highly-rated, very popular, and in the case of “Major Crimes,” captivating.
The last thing that we are going to say here for now is that we hope that the series does end with the conclusion of the Stroh story. It has been an incredible run, but all things should come to an end eventually.
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