It’s a great day to be a working male actor who was once a recurring character on ‘The X-Files.’ Not long after it was announced that Robert Patrick, who came on later in the cherished '90s series to replace David Duchovny, was cast in ‘From Dusk Till Dawn,’ another alumni has landed a gig.
Nicholas Lea will join the cast of The CW’s ‘Arrow’ for at least two episodes in its second season, as first reported by TVLine. Lea has worked on various shows over the course of his career, including regular stints on ‘Continuum,’ ‘The Killing,’ and ‘V.’ Perhaps his most memorable role, if not his first major opportunity, came on ‘The X-Files,’ where throughout the nine seasons he served to lie, cheat, hunt, and occasionally help FBI Agents Mulder and Scully.
‘Arrow,’ which follows the exploits of billionaire-turned-vigilante Oliver Queen, will welcome Lea as Mark Francis, a confidant of Walter Steele and a pivotal character in a mid season arc and twist.
With Stephen Amell in the titular superhero role, the show is based off of DC Comic’s ‘Green Arrow,’ and looks to keep appealing both to a wide audience as well as comic book fans, especially with competitor Marvel’s ever going entertainment universe.
In fact, it was just recently announced that a beloved character will be making an appearance. To air on Dec. 4, an episode entitled ‘The Scientist’ will introduce Barry Allen, a character played by Grant Gustin who will go on to become The Flash.
That will take place in Episode 7, while Lea will come appear in 12 and 13, airing in the new year.
'Arrow' airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on The CW.