This is a bit of news that personally excite me like crazy: my the favorite male actor, Oded Fehr, joins a favorite tv universe of mine: V! 😀 Feels like it’s my birthday! 😀
Here’s the article:
IGN has learned an exciting bit of casting news for ABC’s alien invasion series, V. Known from the blockbuster Mummy and Resident Evil film franchises, actor Oded Fehr is joining up as part of the Season 2 rebellion.
Fehr will play Eli Cohn, a leader in a new radical Fifth Column resistance movement whose hard-line stance against the Visitors poses a special new challenge for our core group of rebels, played by Elizabeth Mitchell (“Erica”), Joel Gretsch (“Jack”), Morris Chestnut (“Ryan”) and Charles Mesure (“Hobbes”).
IGN had a chance to speak to Scott Rosenbaum, executive producer and showrunner of V, about this new character. “He is ex-Mossad, and one of the interesting things that we’re doing with the show this year is that we’re introducing a group of Fifth Column which is much more radical than our group,” Rosenbaum told us. “And essentially they have a much different philosophy than our main team does. Eli’s philosophy is, ‘We need to attack now, strike now and start this war now,’ rather than wait.”
Rosenbaum explained that our heroes, because they’re so outnumbered, are more of the mind of waiting for the perfect opportunity to strike and then deliver a knockout punch. “Oded’s character Eli actually knows a lot more about what the Visitors are up to than our team does,” he said. “And what he’s learned is that the longer we wait to fight the more we play into Anna and the Visitors’ hands, because everything she’s doing is a Trojan Horse. The Blue Energy is a gift, but really it’s just to get us all stuck on Blue Energy so they can turn it off.” Rosenbaum said Erica will have to decide whether her team can get along and join up with Eli to become one united front, or if she’ll have to take him down for being too extreme in his methods.
Apparently, Erica and Eli also share a mysterious, connecting, secret. “Erica does not want collateral damage, but over the course of the arc maybe she’ll come to learn that he’s not much different than she is,” Rosenbaum revealed. “She’s also going to find, and I can’t tell you what it is, a very shocking reveal. The two of them have something in common that she never would have guessed.”