Gina Torres, who played the kick-ass Zoe on Joss Whedon's Firefly/Serenity, will appear as a guest star in the upcoming second season of Syfy's hit Warehouse 13, becoming the third Firefly star to guest on the show.
Syfy previously announced that Jewel Staite (Kaylee) and Sean Maher (Simon Tam) would also guest-star.
Below is the official announcement about upcoming guest stars, including Philip Winchester and Paula Garces. Warehouse 13 returns with new episodes in July.
SYFY LOADS WAREHOUSE 13 WITH EXCITING NEW GUEST STARS
The Second Season of the Channel's Most Successful Series Ever Will Feature Firefly Alums Jewel Staite and Sean Maher, Gina Torres as well as Philip Winchester (Crusoe), Paula Garces (Defying Gravity)
New York, NY - March 25, 2010 - Warehouse 13, the most successful series in Syfy history, today announced that Gina Torres will join Firefly alums Jewel Staite and Sean Maher as guest stars during the second season, which kicks off in July. The series is currently in production in Toronto.
Philip Winchester (Crusoe) and Paula Garces (Defying Gravity) will also appear as guest stars this year.
Torres and Garces' roles are both love interests for Pete (Eddie McClintock)
Torres, who portrayed "Zoe Washburne" in Firefly, plays "Kate," an agent from Pete's past.
Garces, who played "Paula Morales" in Defying Gravity and "Officer Tina Hanlon" in The Shield, assumes the recurring role of "Kelly," a sexy, spunky, headstrong veterinarian in the Warehouse town of Univille who catches Pete's eye.
In the episode featuring Philip Winchester ("Jack Chase" in Alice), Pete and Myka discover an object in the Warehouse town of Univille is transmitting increasingly dangerous scenes from old Hollywood movies. Winchester plays 1950s matinee idol "Raymond St. James," the star of these movies, in roles which include a Cowboy, a Marine, a Gladiator and a Mad Scientist.
Warehouse 13 follows two Secret Service agents who find themselves abruptly transferred to a massive, top-secret storage facility in windswept South Dakota which houses every strange artifact, mysterious relic, fantastical object and supernatural souvenir ever collected by the U.S. government. The Warehouse's caretaker Artie (Saul Rubinek) charges Pete (Eddie McClintock) and Myka (Joanne Kelly) with chasing down reports of supernatural and paranormal activity in search of new objects to cache at the Warehouse, as well as helping him to control the Warehouse itself.
In its first season, Warehouse 13 became the all-time Syfy leader in total viewers (4.1 million), Adults 25-54 (2.1 million) and Household ratings (2.9), as measured by 7-Day DVR data.
Warehouse 13 is produced for Syfy by Universal Cable Productions. Jack Kenny (The Book of Daniel) returns as showrunner.