While Castle and Beckett appeared to have found happiness in the fourth season finale of the ABC series Castle, they're not getting their happy ever after yet. But you already knew that, didn't you? When Castle returns in the fall, Beckett's going to have a new archenemy to contend with. According to TVLine, Beckett will find herself at odds with a senator, played by Jack Coleman.
While no details about the antagonistic relationship between the two were revealed by series creator Andrew Marlowe, it certainly seems like Beckett will be at a disadvantage; after all, having a senator as an enemy will not exactly make things easy for a police detective. Especially since, according to Marlowe, the as-yet unnamed senator is "well-liked."
Coleman, a veteran of television, is perhaps best known playing the character Noah Bennett during the four seasons the NBC series Heroes was on the air. Following that show's cancellation, Coleman appeared in guest roles on plenty of television shows, including House, The Mentalist, Criminal Minds, and the animated series Ultimate Spider-Man. Coleman had a recurring role as Bill Forbes earlier this year on the CW series The Vampire Diaries, and will appear in the upcoming pilot episode of that network's new fall series Emily Owens, M.D.
Coleman also has had a longtime recurring role on the NBC comedy The Office as Angela's husband Rob Lipton, a state senator. Am I the only one hoping that Rob Lipton ran for a higher office and that we're seeing an internetwork crossover between The Office and Castle?
Yeah, chances of that happening are almost nonexistent. But at least you'll be able to catch Jack Coleman's fantastic acting somewhere on television this fall. Castle's fifth season will likely premiere this September on ABC.