Franka Potente Dark Matter

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Franka Potente has landed herself a new TV role — and this one actually upholds the law.

The actress, who last played drug money launderer and merciless killer Eleanor Nacht on The Bridge, will recur on Season 2 of Syfy’s Dark Matter.

Per our sister site Deadline, Potente will play Commander Shaddick, the cool and calculated Chief Inspector of the Galactic Authority Serious Crimes Division. Shaddick is determined to prove that the crew members of the Raza were involved in the destruction of Iriden 3.

Dark Matter‘s second season premieres Friday, July 1, at 10/9c.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Fear the Walking Dead will return for Season 2B on Sunday, Aug. 21, at 9/8c.

* FX will air a marathon of Fargo‘s second season — featuring all 10 episodes in consecutive order — on Saturday, June 4, from 10 am to 8 pm.

* Disney Channel has announced a new batch of guest stars for Season 2 of its animated series Miles From Tomorrowland (premiering June 20 at 9 am): Star Trek: The Next Generation alumni LeVar Burton and Jonathan Frakes, The View co-host Whoopi Goldberg (who’s also a TNG alum) and GMA meteorologist/DWTS finalist Ginger Zee.

* TBS has made the May 23 episode of Full Frontal With Samantha Bee available for viewing online, after a rerun was accidentally aired on the East Coast Monday night. Watch it in full below:

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  1. Jason says:

    For an actress of her caliber i’m surprised she is not in more stuff

  2. Kate says:

    As to Dark Matter…well, they kind of were, they totally didn’t mean to though, and they seemed kind of super sorry about it too. And, hey, Six was as involved in that too! And I presume he actually works for her.

  3. Luis says:

    How has it been 28 years since “Run Lola Run?”

  4. erica says:

    I’m exited about Dark Matter and Killjoys return