According to , CW midseason entry Star-Crossed has added Tamoh Penikett (Battlestar Galactica) in a recurring role. He”s set to play Sector Enforcement Unit Office Jack Beaumont, responsible for overseeing the compound that has housed the Atrians (aka aliens) for the past decade. His first appearance will be in the second episode of the series.
Starring Aimee Teegarden (Friday Night Lights) and Matt Lanter (90210), Star-Crossed tells the story of the Atrians crash-landing on Earth and the fierce battle that resulted, where the creatures were holed up in the Sector and unable to interact with or learn how to assimilate into human society. However, after ten years, an initiative has been passed to test human-Atrian interaction and a group of high school students will be the test subjects. Included in that group is Roman, whose life was saved after the landing by a little girl named Emery, who he comes face-to-face with for the first time since then once he enrolls at her school. Given the tension between the humans and Atrians, them even talking to one another in public, let alone reconnecting on a romantic level, could cause a tremendous stir and make things even worse, but could they be drawn to each other to such a degree where it doesn”t matter? Is there a chance that they try to make things work, even if they have to keep it a secret?
In addition to his role as Karl “Helo” Agathon on the Syfy space drama, Penikett has appeared on the likes of Dollhouse, Continuum, and Castle. He joins Jonathon Schaech (Ray Donovan) in recurring on the fantasy romance, with the latter playing the uncle to Matt Lanter”s Roman.
Star-Crossed is set to premiere sometime this midseason on The CW.
Will you be watching Star-Crossed? What kind of role do you think Jack will play in the show”s first season? Who else would you like to see guest star on Star-Crossed?