Quantico‘s Agent Hannah Wyland is poised to return to active duty.
Eliza Coupe will make an appearance on the ABC drama in the new year, TVLine has learned exclusively.
“We’re very excited to have her back. She will be in Episode 9,” which will air in 2017 when the series returns from its winter break, showrunner Joshua Safran says.
The Happy Endings alum appeared in four episodes in Quantico‘s first season, playing a tough G-woman who was once married to Jake McLaughlin’s Ryan. Though Hannah and Alex didn’t get along at first, the more experienced FBI agent eventually came to believe that Parrish’s suspicions about a terrorist plot were correct. Unfortunately, that solidarity (and firing a gun into the air in a room full of freaked-out people) eventually helped get Hannah suspended from the Bureau.
Coupe’s return is limited to one episode for now, though Safran says she’s welcome back when her schedule allows.
“She is the lead of a show [Future Man] that’s on Hulu, even though they’ve wrapped part of Season 1 or most of Season 1, so she has to be in L.A. and available to that show,” Safran says. “So as much we we’d love to have her back, yes it is definitely left open. It’s just a scheduling matter.”
Quantico‘s second season will return on a new night, Monday, Jan. 23, at 10/9c.