Stephen Moyer to play Officer Breeland in Fox’s new “Shots Fired”

USA - Stephen Moyer photocall in Los AngelesStephen Moyer has a new GIG! We’re pleased to report the news that he will join the new Fox drama “Shots Fired” in a lead role.  And, he’ll have some amazing company with him in the series.

Read the details below:

Following lengthy negotiations, Oscar winners Helen Hunt and Richard Dreyfuss and True Blood alum Stephen Moyer have been set for lead roles in Shots Fired, Fox’s drama series from Gina Prince-Bythewood and Reggie Rock Bythewood that examines the dangerous aftermath of racially charged shootings in a small town in North Carolina. Hunt, who has signed a one-season deal, will portray Patricia Eamons, the fictional governor of North Carolina. Dreyfuss will play Arlen Cox, a real estate mogul and owner of a privatized prison who is intricately involved in the shootings. Moyer will play Officer Breeland, a seasoned veteran in the town’s Sheriff’s Department, who gets caught in the middle of the investigation.

The trio joins previously cast Sanaa Lathan, who stars as an expert investigator who digs into the cases, alongside Stephan James as a special prosecutor sent to the town by the Department of Justice. The pair are drawn into political intrigue when they find their investigation manipulated by the politically fierce Governor Eamons (Hunt), who prides herself on not being a typical politician. As the first female and Democrat governor in the state, she is in a tough re-election fight, and the national media attention on the recent shootings in her state is making it tougher.

Also featured in the series, slated to debut later this year, are Aisha Hinds and Tristan Wilds.

We found this earlier article from about the series from back in December, 2015. Obviously a lot has changed since the show is set now in North Carolina instead of Tennessee but gives some additional information.

UPDATE: Per Digital Spy Shots Fired​ is due to be aired in 2016.

It will be great to, once again, see Stephen in a weekly series; it’s been a long time! We wish him a big “Congratulations!” and look forward to covering the show in detail, just as we have done for his previous roles.

Thanks to @111111Rhonda for tipping us off!



  1. Thank you, Rhonda and Lynn. Awesome news! Great cast and a starring role for Stephen. Looking forward to seeing him on a weekly basis. YEA!!!!

  2. I’m so excited that Steve will be on a weekly series again. A different kind of role for him. It’s set in Tennessee, so I wonder if he’ll have a southern accent?

    1. Actually it’s now to be set in North Carolina, but your question still applies. At any rate we all know he can certainly do a southern accent with expertise, so it’s quite possible.

      1. Variety said a small town in Tennessee, but that would make no sense because Helen Hunt plays the governor of North Carolina. The other publications did say it was set in North Carolina.

      2. Yes, it was originally to take place in Tennessee, but that was changed. Wow, and Variety got it wrong, surprised by that. Thanks for commenting and supporting Steve the way you do.

    2. Lillia – I’ve done further research and have found out that you are correct, it does seem that the show will take place in Tennessee. Helen Hunt is to be the Governor of North Carolina and I think that some outlets got that confused. I’ll be posting about it soon.

  3. Yah-great news! I thought Anna and Stephen were on contract to HBO to develop/produce a show and now that’ll be on network tv

  4. I guess that settles that…no more Bastard Executioner. I loved that show. Now we’ll get to hear Stephen do a North Carolina accent. Should be pretty easy for him since he did a southern accent all those years in True Blood. Can’t wait to see him on screen again.

  5. *Smile on my face*
    The Steve news all us fans want to hear, a staring weekly series for him! Yay!!
    Will he be in a uniform? A fans got to know, lol.
    Congratulations to Stephen on being part of “Shots Fired”.

  6. When is Shots Fired going to be aired in Australia (Queensland, specifically)? Can’t find any mention of it on the Foxtel site for 2016

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