Published On: Mon, Jun 6th, 2016

Phillip Keene previews ‘Major Crimes’ season 5, Buzz taking on an ‘old cold case’

Actor Phillip Keene is back on Dispatch Radio, this time ahead of the fifth season of Major Crimes, the popular spin-off from The Closer. Phillip opened up about season 5, some of the upcoming themes and how his character has changed and will change.

“There’s interesting arc…as it relates to my character,” Phillip says, previewing more details around the Buzz storyline, which kicks off in the premiere. The studio revealed that “Buzz cracks open the decades old cold case file on the murder of his father and uncle,” beginning with the first episode back.

Phillip Keene as Buzz on "Major Crimes"

Phillip Keene as Buzz on “Major Crimes”

Phillip confirms that “He’ll be exploring that, getting help from his colleagues and I think that’s a really cool storyline…And that’s going to happen over the 13 episodes.

Season 5 kicks off on June 13 and Phillip speaks to how authentic some of the stories are, noting the comparisons to real life headlines and the work which made the show so engaging and realistic.

Check out the full interview below.

Keene reflects on the changes to Buzz, tips on acting, or rather, how to “stop acting” saying “to really be there in the moment, actively being listening” and how much his changed in his life.

Phillip opens up about his other interests and passions, especially collecting Pan Am memorabilia and working World Wings International to raise funds for charities. Listen to the clip HERE

Check out the full interview below.

Major Crimes airs on TNT Mondays 9pm ET

Major Crimes stars two-time Oscar® nominee Mary McDonnell as Captain Sharon Raydor with G.W. Bailey as Lieutenant Provenza, Tony Denison as Lieutenant Andy Flynn, Michael Paul Chan as Lieutenant Mike Tao, Raymond Cruz as Detective Julio Sanchez, Kearran Giovanni as Detective Amy Sykes, Jonathan Del Arco as Dr. Morales and Robert Gossett as Assistant Chief Russell Taylor.

Follow Phillip on Twitter: @phillipkeene

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The Dispatch spoke with Phillip back before season 3 – listen HERE as well as a lovely interview with co-star Kearran Giovanni – give it a LISTEN

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  1. Naomi B says:

    Brandon, thanks so much for this! Fans are so excited for this storyline. It is really long overdue.

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