Fan fave X-Files alum joins Arrow S2 in mysterious new role

From Fringe to Firefly, The CW’s superhero hit Arrow has done a great job of bringing in guest stars from other series — and now they’re taking aim at The X-Files.

Actor Nicholas Lea, who played Mulder and Scully’s recurring antagonist Krycek on The X-Files, has signed on for a recurring role in episodes 12-13 as Mark Francis, a close associate of Walter Steele. According to TV Line, the character will play a “crucial part in the surprising twist that Moira’s life will take after her murder trial.”

Of course, Lea has kept busy after his stint on The X-Files ended, and has popped up on everything from Supernatural to Continuum in recent years — but he’s still best known for playing Krycek.

He was one of the best parts of the X-Files mythology during his tenure, so it’ll be great to see him back at work in the genre. Plus, though he’s only signed on for a two-episode arc, he could almost certainly stick around a while longer. Heck, Summer Glau originally joined for just a handful of appearances, and she’s still shooting episodes.

The ratings for Arrow have been solid this year, and after trending up last season the writing has really hit a creative peak. It’s arguably one of the best genre shows on television these days, and definitely pushes the envelope (especially for a CW series).

What do you think about this season? Are you psyched to see Lea join the Arrow-verse?  

(Via TV Line)

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