Every Sunday, the channel will air two episodes of the series back-to-back
at 10 pm.
Shield stars Michael Chiklis, CCH Pounder and Benito Martinez
and revolves around a bizarre concept of morality and ethics.
Conceived and produced by Shawn Ryan, The Shield is the
story of the twisted road to justice, revolving around the lives
of a Los Angeles police precinct, a company release states. Ryan's
other popular series include Angel and Nash Bridges.
The Shield - a multiple award winner - shrewdly portrays
corruption amongst the posse of Los Angeles policemen. The plot
shows how protagonist Vic Mackey (Chiklis) and his Strike Team have
to resort to underhanded means to keep crime at bay.
The release quoted AXN's assistant V-P (sales and marketing) Rohit
Bhandari, as saying, "The Shield has enriched our repertoire
of quality shows. It has added to our offering of a potent mix of
action, reality and irreverence, which when put together, gives
an electrifying buzz, and nothing less than the best that television
has to offer for our viewers in India."
The Shield has garnered Golden Globe Awards for best television
series - drama in 2003. Chiklis himself has won the Golden Globe
best performance by an actor award in 2003, Emmy Award for outstanding
lead actor in a drama series in 2002 and TCA Award for individual
achievement in Drama in 2002. Actress Pounder won the Golden Satellite
Award for best performance by an actress in a series- Drama in 2003.