Person of Interest will feature at least one fresh face during its upcoming season.
Josh Close, who played brother to Martin Freeman’s Lester Nygaard during Season 1 of FX’s Fargo, will recur on Season 5 the CBS drama, co-showrunner Greg Plageman told TVLine on Saturday night at a party celebrating the series’ 100th episode.
Plageman offered no details on Close’s role, other than to say he plays a “very interesting” character — in what is poised to be the series’ strongest season to date, in the opinion of several cast members I spoke to at the soiree.
“I honestly can say that Season 5 is the best season we’ve ever had,” Kevin Chapman, who plays Fusco, effused. “The action, the performances, the subject matter…. Everything. They’ve really gone above and beyond.”
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In addition to Fargo, Close’s previous TV credits include ABC’s The Unusuals and episodes of The Blacklist, 12 Monkeys, Legends and Justified.
POI‘s 13-episode Season 5 will premiere sometime at midseason.
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