It seems a casting switch has occurred on a sophomore NBC cop drama. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Clifton Collins Jr. has joined the TV series Southland.

Amaury Nolasco had joined the series in August as a series regular, but has dropped out of the series after filming just three episodes of the new second season. Collins Jr. has come on board to fill in the casting gap.

Collins will be playing a new character, though, Ray Suarez, who is still being developed. Nolasco portrayed the new partner of Detective Lydia Adams (Regina King).