Justified alum Mykelti Williamson will guest-star on CBS' upcoming freshman drama Scorpion, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
Scorpion stars Elyes Gabel as eccentric genius Walter O'Brien, who builds a team of other super-geniuses to help solve the world's most complex problems. Williamson will appear in an October episode as Gen. Ned Walker, a hard-edged, lifelong soldier in command of the military-controlled Montero Nuclear Reactor, which comes under threat. Initially wary of the presence of a rag-tag bunch of outsiders on his military base, Gen. Walker is at odds with Walter & Co. — until he sees them in action, of course.
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Besides his role as Limehouse on Justified
, Williamson is best known for his big-screen roles in Forrest Gump
and Con Air.
His other TV credits includeBoomtown
, and the eighth season of 24
, which also stars Katharine McPhee
and is produced by the team behind Sleepy Hollow
, premieres Monday, Sept. 22 at 9/8c on CBS. Check out an exclusive first look at the show's new key art below:
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