James Marsters Joins the New 'Hawaii Five-O'
Bad boy for hire James Marsters has landed his next villainous role. The former 'Buffy' bloodsucker and current 'Caprica' cult leader will play Steve McGarrett's nemesis in the new 'Hawaii Five-O.'
Marsters announced the big news on his official Facebook page. Sadly, he's only signed for a guest spot in the CBS pilot, produced by uber-geeks of the moment Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman ('Fringe,' 'Star Trek'). Of course, the guest gig could turn into a recurring role if the producers like what they see (fingers crossed!).
I've been on the fence about this project, but I might give it a shot now that Marsters is on board. I'd love to see the guy chew some scenery on another new show, especially after watching his great dark turn on 'Caprica.'
It seems like Orci and Kurtzman are trying to appeal to their fellow geeks with their recent 'Hawaii Five-O' casting picks. Genre/sci-fi vets Grace Park ('Battlestar Galactica'), Daniel Dae Kim ('Lost'), and Alex O'Loughlin ('Moonlight') have all been cast in key roles, along with Scott Caan and Jean Smart. It should be interesting to see these folks work together if the pilot goes to series (and yes, it will go to series).
James Marsters joins 'Hawaii Five-O' pilot