Original freedom fighter Marc Singer returns for V's second season

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:31 PM EST

A few months ago, V made a major casting coup when it added the original bad lizard girl Jane "Diana" Badler to the cast of the new V reboot. Now they've done it again by bringing Marc Singer on board ABC's struggling sci-fi series.

Singer (now 62), who played cameraman-turned-freedom-fighter Mike Donovan on the original 1980s sci-fi series, was just announced as having joined the cast of the sci-fi show. The former Beastmaster actor is set to play a new character by the name of Lars Tremont.

Here's what TV Guide's William Keck says of the character:

"Lars is a member of a super top secret organization comprised of high-ranking military and government leaders from around the globe, who have long suspected that the Visitors—despite what they tell us—are very much not here in peace."

While Jane Badler will appear as early as the Jan. 4 premiere episode, viewers will have to wait until the 10th and final episode of the second season in order to see Singer. A long and painful wait, especially since the show's status as to a third season is unclear. To make it worse, the two of them won't get to face off at all during that 10th episode.

However, if there IS a third season, we sure hope that they'll get their confrontation, because nothing else (well, almost) would make us happier. And if a third season does occur, we hope that would allow for more former original cast members to pop up on the show as well.

So ABC, please bring back Faye Grant, Michael Ironside, June Chadwick (the OTHER lizard bad girl, Lydia) and especially Robert Englund, whose character Willie was a fan favorite during the original series' run.

Are you happy to see Marc Singer on board? Would you like to see more of the original V cast return for season three?