Matrix stunner Carrie-Anne Moss is joining Chuck‘s final season as a love interest/foil for Adam Baldwin’s lovelorn spy, sources confirm to TVLine.
Her character, Gertrude Verbanski, is a former spy who now runs Verbanski Corp. — the chief rival of Chuck and Sarah’s new company. She’s ruthless and deadly, yet she also has a weak spot for Casey, her old rival. The character was described in one casting breakdown as, “Miranda Priestly meets Lara Croft, with a rather wicked sense of humor.”
News of Gertrude’s imminent arrival leaked out at Comic-Con last weekend, prompting Baldwin to declare, “Casey has either met his match, or his love match.”
Moss most recently headlined Lifetime’s drama pilot Normal, about a famous New York shrink who leaves her private practice to take a job at a teaching hospital. The project was not picked up to series, thereby freeing Moss up to take the Chuck gig.