The fifth season of TNT's Leverage will reunite Christian Kane with his former Angel co-star Adam Baldwin, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
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will play the possibly recurring role Col. Michael Vance, an ex-Army Ranger who now runs a government counter-terrorism unit. However, Vance often ruffles the feathers of other intelligence community bureaucrats with his unorthodox method of recruiting small teams of agents — and even civilians — from a wide range of expertise. Sounds like the kind of guy who might call on Nate & Co. for help, right?Kane, who plays Eliot Spencer on Leverage
, recurred as Lindsey McDonald on Angel
. Baldwin, a Joss Whedon
mainstay, recurred in the fifth season as Wolfram & Hart liaison Marcus Hamilton.
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Baldwin is no stranger to other members of the Leverage
cast and crew: He had a role in Ordinary People
, the film for which Leverage
star Timothy Hutton
won an Academy Award. Baldwin also has a long-standing working relationship with Leverage
executive producer Dean Devlin
. Both men appeared in the film My Bodyguard
and Baldwin had roles in Independence Day
and The Patriot
, both of which Devlin produced.Baldwin, who has also starred on Chuck
, most recently guest-starred on Castle
's fifth season premieres Sunday, July 15 at 8/7c on TNT. Baldwin's episode, titled "The Rundown Job," is scheduled to air in the fall.