Another Star Trek alumni has landed a TV guest staring role, and this time it is Star Trek: The Next Generation’s (and Star Trek: DS9’s) Michael Dorn who will have a recurring role in the upcoming season of Castle. Details below.
Dorn to Castle
The hit ABC comedy-drama Castle, about a mystery writer who helps the NYPD solve crimes, is adding some Klingon to the mix. TV Guide is reporting that Michael Dorn will be appearing in the season 4 premiere and at least one additional episode.
Dorn will be playing a therapist who is counseling Detective Kate Beckett (Stana Katic) who is dealing with the aftermath of being shot (in the season 3 finale). TV Guide offers some details on Dorn’s role:
Executive producer Laurie Zaks says Beckett’s time on the shrink’s couch may also hold some key answers about the evolution of Beckett’s relationship with Castle (Nathan Fillion).
"It’s going to dredge up a whole bunch of stuff," Zaks says. "Her conversations will enlighten how the relationship will move forward to whatever that next level is."
Hopefully on Castle we will also get to see Dorn have a scene with Richard Castle himself (Nathan Fillion) for an imaginary Star Trek/Firefly cross-over moment.
This will be Dorn’s first time back on live-action TV since his recurring role as the US President on Heroes in 2008 and 2009. The actor has also been doing a lot of voice work recently for both animated TV shows and video games.
Dorn will be joining Penny Johnson who is also joining Castle for the upcoming season as a regular, playing the new captain of the 12th Precinct and boss to Detective Beckett. Trek fans will recognize Johnson for her recurring role as Kasidy Yates on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.