Swedish actress Helena Mattsson has landed a recurring role on Nikita, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
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Mattsson, who's appeared on Desperate Housewives
, will play Cassandra, a sophisticated political figure who created some emotional entanglements for Michael (Shane West
) during one of his past Division missions
. When Michael finds out that his actions have now put Cassandra in danger, he must rescue her at the risk of opening old wounds.
, in which she recurred as Irina, Mattsson has guest-starred on The Mentalist
, Detroit 1-8-7
and Two and a Half Men
Season 2 of Nikita
premieres Friday, Sept. 23 at 8/7c on the CW. The Season 1 DVD hit stores Tuesday.