In the fall of 2010, FX debuted a noir series featuring two underdog private investigators--one a recovering alcoholic, the other a former thief--attempting to stay on the straight and narrow while taking down the big man. The series counted The Shield creator Shawn Ryan as an executive producer but ultimately suffered from a confusing ad campaign and was canceled after one low-rated but universally-praised season. That show was Terriers.
If you ask anyone who's seen it, they'll tell you the hourlong drama was before its time--it's rare for an FX series to get the boot after one season these days (even The Strain is staring down its third season)--but thanks to Netflix, more and more people have discovered this perfect single season gem, falling in love with the chemistry between friends Hank (Donal Logue) and Britt (Michael Raymond-James) and singing along to the show's delightful opening theme.
This weekend, just a few months shy of the show's six anniversary, Logue and Raymond-James, along with Ryan and the show's creator Ted Griffin, will reunite at the ATX Television Festival in Austin, Texas for a screening and Q&A with fans. In honor of this event, we're looking back at the show's stars and what they've been up to since the ax came down.
Who he played: Hank Dolworth
Where he is now: Since wrapping up Terriers, Logue has kept busy and appeared on a number of TV shows, including FX's Sons of Anarchy where he played an increasingly unstable former U.S. marshal who made life difficult for Jax and the rest of SAMCRO. Logue also had major roles on History's Vikings, the British drama Copper and NBC's long-running Law & Order: SVU. He's currently holding down the fort on Fox's Gotham as Harvey Bullock.
Who he played: Britt Pollack
Where he is now: It's possible that Raymond-James has never been better than he was as Britt, but since the end of Terriers he's had a recurring role on ABC's fairy-tale drama Once Upon a Time as Neal Cassidy/Baelfire, the former boyfriend of Emma, father of Henry, and son of Rumple. In addition to roles in films like Jack Reacher and Road to Paloma, he has appeared as Paul Revere in History's miniseries Sons of Liberty and was recently a series regular on NBC's Game of Silence.
Who he played: Detective Mark Gustafson
Where he is now: Dunbar appeared as Hank's former partner on Terriers, and like Logue, he also stayed within the FX family after the series' cancellation. The actor appeared as Sheriff Roosevelt for three seasons of Sons of Anarchy until his character was cut down in Season 6. He also had roles on The Game and The Mentalist, and currently stars opposite Aaron Paul and Hugh Dancy as a detective on Hulu's cult drama The Path. Next season he'll reprise his role C-Note in Fox's Prison Break revival.
Who she played:Katie Nichols, Britt's girlfriend
Where she is now: Following Terriers, Allen appeared in two single season series: NBC's Awake, which starred Jason Isaacs, and Freeform's (then ABC Family) Pretty Little Liars spinoff Ravenswood. She has also appeared on NCIS: New Orleans, Suits, and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders.
Who she played: Gretchen, Hank's ex-wife
Where she is now: Quinn hasn't been as busy as her former co-stars since Terriers' cancellation. Aside from a regular role on Freeform's (then ABC Family) Twisted, she hasn't done much. She appeared in one episode of Up All Night, appeared in a few shorts, and had a role in the film St. Vincent, starring Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy.
Who she played: Maggie Lefferts, Hank's attorney
Where she is now: Denbo's been a very busy woman. She's had recurring roles on Weeds, Orange Is the New Black, Children's Hospital, Suburgatory, and The Life & Times of Tim, and has popped up on everything from Parks and Recreation and Kroll Show to Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce and Grandfathered. Most recently, she appeared in an episode of Veep.
Who she played: Steph Dolworth, Hank's sister
Where she is now: Donal Logue's real life sister has played his on-screen sister a few times now. In addition to her role on Terriers, she played the ill-fated sister of his Sons of Anarchy character, too. Since then she's had roles on Southland, Ray Donovan, The Affair, Bates Motel and Scream. She has appeared in a number of guest-starring roles, as seen on Law & Order: SVU, How to Get Away With Murder and NCIS: Los Angeles.
All 13 episodes of Terriers are available to stream on Netflix.