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'Castle' Taps 'Heroes' Alum as Beckett's New Antagonist

July 23, 2012 (9:04 am) GMT
Jack Coleman will portray a 'well-liked U.S. senator' who is going to clash with Beckett, possibly related to her mother's death.

It seems that the tension is going to be high in "" season 5, which will air every Monday at 10 P.M. on ABC starting this fall. TVLine learns that the show will feature a new antagonist for the beloved detective Kate Beckett and he will be portrayed by , who is best known for playing the father of 's Claire Bennet on "".

To the site, series creator Andrew Marlowe describes the character as a "well-liked U.S. senator who finds himself in conflict with Beckett." While further details of Coleman's alter ego are yet to be available, it is likely that he has something to do with the murder of Beckett's mother since previous report suggested that one of the two suspects in the case was a senator.

Coleman gained attention when he replaced Al Corley in the role of Steven Carrington on 1980s primetime soap opera "Dynasty". He landed a regular role on short-lived series "Nightmare Cafe", and has guest starred on a number of shows like "", "", "" and "".

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