Jessica Meraz is joining the sixth season of TNT’s Major Crimes TV show as a series regular, and Lourdes Benedicto has landed a recurring role on the drama.
A spinoff of The Closer, Major Crimes stars Mary McDonnell as Commander Sharon Raydor. The TNT cast also includes G.W. Bailey, Tony Denison, Michael Paul Chan, Raymond Cruz, Kearran Giovanni, Phillip P. Keene, Graham Patrick Martin, Jonathan Del Arco, Robert Gossett, and Jon Tenney.
Meraz will play Det. Camila Paige, who’s still recovering financially from having to raise all five of her younger siblings after the death of her parents in a car accident almost fifteen years ago. A favorite of Chief Mason (Leonard Roberts), she made a name for herself inside Criminal Intelligence before her transfer to Missing Persons. She has a personal relationship with Lt. Provenza (G.W. Bailey) from before her time on the LAPD.
Benedicto will recur as Sara Garza, the wife of a prominent surgeon, his office manager, and mother to their missing fifteen-year-old son who tries to maintain her sanity in the face of kidnapping, murder and her husband’s health problems.
What do you think? Are you still watching Major Crimes? Do you plan to tune in for the sixth season on TNT?