With a second season in the bag, it seems The Newsroom is set with no worries until the same time next year. So far, the Aaron Sorkin drama has been doing well despite some negative word by critics who have seen the first four episodes. But one of the most impressive elements of the new series happens to be just how big the the cast is, creating plenty of different and interesting characters. Now, it seems the cast is going to grow even more in the coming weeks as one actor from an anticipated action sequel will be coming aboard.
EW reports that Terry Crews will be making his way to The Newsroom as the bodyguard and “unofficial life coach” for Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels). Crews’ role will begin in the sixth episode, and from there he will appear in every episode left in the show’s first season. Crews successfully retains a recurring status alongside the-yet-to-be-introduced character of Jane Fonda and it’s said there is an option Crews could return for a second season, possibly promoted to series regular.
This isn’t Crews’ first time on the small screen, as his most notable part happened to be playing the patriarch in the comedy Everybody Hates Chris. The Newsroom will become Crews’ third current-running project on television right now. The actor is currently about halfway through the massive 90 episode order of the TBS sitcom Are We There Yet?, and he also has a BET reality show The Family Crews that is currently on hiatus.
After his debut on The Newsroom, Crews will be reprising his role in the action sequel The Expendables 2, alongside Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Chuck Norris, Liam Hemsworth, Randy Couture, and many more. The film hits theaters on August 17th.