November 30, 2012 10:23am PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Breakout Kings' Star Promoted to Series Regular on USA's 'Graceland' (Exclusive)
Breakout Kings' Serinda Swan has expanded her role on USA Network's Graceland.
The actress has been promoted to series regular role on the series, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively. The casting marks a promotion from her previous three-episode arc on the upcoming freshman drama.
The series from Jeff Eastin (White Collar), Graceland revolves around a group of diverse law enforcement agents from the DEA, FBI and Customs whose worlds collide when they're forced to live together in an undercover beach house in Southern California.
Daniel Sunjata (Rescue Me) plays the FBI's Paul Briggs, the senior agent of the group who has a legendary past but traded in his suit and tie for a more Zen life. Gossip Girl's Aaron Tveit stars as Mike Warren, a fresh-from-the-academy FBI agent. CSI: NY's Vanessa Ferlito portrays a strong-willed DEA agent named Catherine "Charlie" Lopez, The Killing's Brandon Jay McLaren is the quick-tempered Customs agent, and Manny Montana (The Chicago Code) is fun-loving prankster/FBI agent Joe "Johnny" Tuturro.
Swan, who starred as bounty hunter Erica Reed for two seasons on A&E's Breakout Kings, plays Paige Arkin, an intuitive and merciless DEA undercover agent living at the mansion who uses her sex appeal and unorthodox resourcefulness to infiltrate deep into drug organizations. Paige is described as a hard-working and hard-partying woman who gets a real rush from being at Graceland, as if living a lie is her drug of choice.
Graceland hails from Fox Television Studios, which also produces the network's Burn Notice and White Collar, and represents Eastin's second series at the network.
In addition to Breakout Kings, which A&E canceled Breakout Kings in May after two seasons, Swan's credits also include episodes of Hawaii Five-0, Supernatural and Smallville. She's repped by UTA, Elevate and Felker Toczek.