Deadline reports TNT’s sci-fi drama Falling Skies will have some big names coming aboard in Season 3. Robert Sean Leonard will make his first appearance since House ended. This time he’s the eccentric doctor. His character, Roger Kadar, PhD is “an obsessive but gifted scientist who runs Charleston’s power grid and lives underground with his pet rats.” The local children start calling him “The Rat King.” He’ll have a five-episode story.
Speaking of long-running medical shows, ER alum Gloria Reuben will have a five-episode arc in the upcoming season. This puts her onscreen with Noah Wyle again. Reuben will play Estelle Lasher, a politically savvy aide to Wyle’s Tom Mason.
Doug Jones, Hollywood’s go-to guy for playing weird creatures, will portray the alien introduced in the season 2 finale. Jones has tackled roles such as Abe Sapien in the “Hellboy” films and did the physical role of the Silver Surfer in the last Fantastic Four movie. Laurence Fishburne did the voice, because “Your planet will be dead in seven days” sounds even creepier coming from Morpheus.