Just got the news that the syndicated fantasy series Legend of the Seeker, which debuts Season 2 the week of Nov. 7 and already claims several Trek vets—has just signed Jolene "T'Pol" Blalock to a recurring role as a magical baddie. Word is she's already filming this week--at the show's regular sets in New Zealand. She arrived there only Sunday, she says on Facebook.
Congrats to Jolene, and here's hoping it's a bigger success and a bigger audience than the last time we caught her (photo). No word yet on how soon her eps will appear.
We just saw the Trek vets already on the writing staff at Seeker at Comic-Con last summer—head writer Ken Biller of Voyager, plus Mike Sussman (VGR/Enterprise) and Season 2 "newcomer" Andre Bormanis (ditto). It's getting to be almost as big a Trekland outpost as Chuck and BSG/Caprica.
Full press release below:
"STAR TREK" SIREN JOLENE BLALOCK JOINS SEASON TWO OF “LEGEND OF THE SEEKER” IN A RECURRING ROLE
Begins Filming in New Zealand This Week
Burbank, CA. – October 12, 2009 – Actress Jolene Blalock, best known for her role as the Vulcan T'Pol in "Star Trek: Enterprise," has been cast in a recurring role on the upcoming second season of the nationally syndicated series "Legend of the Seeker," it was announced today. Blalock, who begins filming in New Zealand this week, will portray a mysterious Sister of the Dark who possesses very powerful magic -- she not only threatens Richard's (Craig Horner) quest to defeat evil forces, but her ultimate goal is to destroy Kahlan (Bridget Regan). The second season of the captivating action-adventure series “Legend of the Seeker” will premiere the weekend of November 7th. Combining elements of fantasy, adventure, magic, mystery and romance with state-of-the-art visual effects and a high level of action, the series is an adaptation of internationally best-selling author Terry Goodkind’s Sword of Truth book series.
Jolene Blalock is most notably known from her role as the Vulcan sub-commander T'Pol in the long-running hit series "Star Trek: Enterprise." She also appeared on "Stargate SG-1" and was in the film "Starship Troopers 3: Marauder." Blalock began her career at the young age of 17, modeling in Europe and Asia. After that, she pursued acting and has appeared in “CSI,” "Jason and the Argonauts," "Diamond Hunters," "On the Edge," JAG," and "Veronica's Closet.”
Shot with the exotic and rugged New Zealand landscape as its backdrop, “Legend of the Seeker” is from the talented team behind the long-running, successful series “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys” and “Xena: Warrior Princess,” and the studio that produces primetime network hits including “Lost,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Desperate Housewives,” “Ghost Whisperer” and “Army Wives.” The series is produced by ABC Studios and distributed by Disney-ABC Domestic Television. Ken Biller, Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, Ned Nalle and Josh Donen serve as executive producers. The series airs Saturdays and Sundays in national syndication.