'Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles' Takes In Garbage Singer
Shirley Manson will become a cast regular
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Garbage lead singer Shirley Manson will join the FOX drama in its second season and not just in a small role.
Manson will be a cast regular, playing Catherine Weaver, CEO of a high-tech company. No other details are provided, but in the "Terminator" universe, CEOs at high-tech companies tend to exist only to push humanity one step closer to the brink of robo-domination.
"Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" premiered this winter to extremely high, but then rapidly declining ratings. The series was still renewed for a second season and will return to Monday nights in the fall.
This will be Manson's first major break into acting. The Scottish singer's hits with Garbage include "Only Happy When It Rains" and "Stupid Girl."
In other FOX casting news, Jon Bernthal and Omar Benson Miller will join Paul Attanasio's legal dramedy pilot "Courtroom K."
The trade paper says Bernthal ("The Class") will play a veteran police detective, while Miller ("Sex, Love & Secrets") will play a social worker. Both characters get drawn into the action in a Milwaukee courtroom.