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Everything You Need to Know About 'Breakout Kings'

by Annette Bourdeau, posted Mar 1st 2011 2:00PM


TV Squad is in one of the seediest strip clubs in Toronto, watching Lauren Velez from 'Dexter' chatting amicably with a tough-looking thug and a pretty young stripper.

We're on the set of the new A&E crime show 'Breakout Kings,' and Velez and company are gearing up to film an intense shoot-out scene. Created by Matt Olmstead ('Prison Break,' 'NYPD Blue') and Nick Santora ('Prison Break,' 'The Sopranos'), each episode follows an unconventional team of two U.S. Marshals and three inmates trying to catch an escaped fugitive.

The rationale behind the unusual arrangement is that "it takes a con to catch a con." In exchange for helping the Marshals hunt down escaped bad guys, the three inmates get a break from jail while they're on the case, and a month off of their total sentences for each criminal they net. This time around, Velez is playing the inmate on the run -– a far cry from her role as the career-driven Lt. Maria Laguerta on 'Dexter.'

'Breakout Kings' stars Domenick Lombardozzi ('The Wire,' 'Entourage') and Laz Alonso ('Southland') as the two U.S. Marshals, Brooke Nevin ('The Comebacks') as the Marshals' office staffer, and Jimmi Simpson ('It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia'), Malcolm Goodwin ('American Gangster') and Serinda Swan ('TRON: Legacy') as the three inmates.

We spent a day on the 'Breakout Kings' set and caught up with Olmstead, Lombardozzi, Alonso and Simpson to get the scoop on everything you need to know about prime time's latest crime show.

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A&E's 'Breakout Kings' Nabs 'Percy Jackson' Actress Serinda Swan

by Nick Zaino, posted Aug 9th 2010 1:30PM
Serinda SwanA&E's upcoming new drama 'Breakout Kings' has added a killer to the cast. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Serinda Swan has been brought aboard to play a regular role -- Erica Reed, an expert in finding people, then hiding and killing them.

Swan's star is on the rise. She played Aphrodite in this year's 'Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightening Thief,' and has played Zatanna in 'Smallville.' She'll get another boost with the release of 'Tron: Legacy,' in which she plays a Siren.

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