When television writer-producer Shawn Ryan created The Shield he helped make basic cable a go-to place for sophisticated original scripted programming. With his new Fox series, The Chicago Code, Ryan hopes to bring his brand of storytelling to a broader audience. He talks about the differences in working in basic cable versus broadcast television, the importance of casting, and the struggle to find American leading men with what it takes to star in a TV drama.
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Banner image: Shawn Ryan (L) and Jason Clarke on location in Chicago shooting The Chicago Code