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Colony Recast: Bethany Joy Lenz In, Thora Birch Out in Season 2

Colony‘s resident computer whiz Morgan is undergoing a bit of a reboot.

The USA Network thriller has tapped One Tree Hill alum Bethany Joy Lenz to join the Season 2 cast as the Resistance-allegiant software engineer, a role originated by American Beauty actress Thora Birch, Deadline reports.

Birch, who was reportedly unable to return due to scheduling conflicts, appeared in the final two episodes of Colony‘s first season. Lenz, meanwhile, will recur throughout Season 2, which is slated to bow in early 2017.

Lenz’s post-One Tree Hill credits include Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Dexter and, most recently, CBS’ summer thriller American Gothic.