The lives of Police Officers working for the Los Angeles Police Department.
Did You Know?
The song that is played over the show's opening credits during Seasons 1 and 2 is a brief selection from "Canção do Mar" ("Song of the Sea"), by Portuguese singer songwriter Dulce Pontes
. The piece was also used in the movie Primal Fear
(1996), which was co-written by "Southland" creator Ann Biderman
. A version recorded by British singer Sarah Brightman
under the title "Harem" was a crossover hit for Brightman in 2003. See more
Throughout the series, real Los Angeles thoroughfares or sections are named (e.g. Rodeo, Florence, Vermont), while scenery is nowhere near the real life locations. Even fictitious addresses aren't within the range seen on the real street (e.g. 1024 Rodeo Rd. can't exist on a street that only goes as far east as the 2000 West block). See more
Canção do Mar (Song of the Sea)
Written by Frederico de Brito
& Ferrer Trindade
Performed by Dulce Pontes See more