Oded Fehr, best known for his badass roles in the Mummy and Resident Evil franchises, has moved on from battling evil mummies and evil zombies to try his hand at tackling evil lizard aliens in the upcoming second season of V.
The actor has been cast as another leader of the Fifth Column who may clash with the group led by Erica (played by Elizabeth Mitchell). Fehr is set to play Eli Cohn, the leader of a new radical Fifth Column resistance movement who will have a much more uncompromising stance against the Visitors and will definitely pose some problems for our group of rebels, led by Erica, Jack (Joel Gretsch), Ryan (Morris Chestnut) and Hobbes (Charles Mesure).
Scott Rosenbaum, the V executive producer and show runner, talked about the new character to ign and revealed a few interesting tidbits about who Eli Cohn is and where he comes from.
"He is ex-Mossad, and one of the interesting things that we're doing with the show this year is that we're introducing a group of Fifth Column which is much more radical than our group," said Rosenbaum. "And essentially they have a much different philosophy than our main team does. Eli's philosophy is 'We need to attack now, strike now and start this war now,' rather than wait."
Rosenbaum also pointed out that there are differences between Erica's small group of ragtag resistance fighters (who because they are so outnumbered, prefer to wait for the right moment to strike and then strike hard) and Eli's:
"Oded's character, Eli, actually knows a lot more about what the Visitors are up to than our team does. And what he's learned is that the longer we wait to fight, the more we play into Anna and the Visitors' hands, because everything she's doing is a Trojan horse. The Blue Energy is a gift, but really it's just to get us all stuck on Blue Energy so they can turn it off."
What is more, it seems like Eli and Erica will share a mysterious, connecting secret (whatever that means) and that, according to Rosenbaum:
"Erica does not want collateral damage, but over the course of the arc maybe she'll come to learn that he's not much different than she is. She's also going to find, and I can't tell you what it is, a very shocking reveal. The two of them have something in common that she never would have guessed."
We don't know what that connection is or will be, but we're definitely looking forward to seeing what the writers have come up with. And the addition of Oded Fehr to the series (on top of Jane Badler) definitely has us pretty much excited.
V returns this November on ABC.