Leverage Season 5 News: Adam Baldwin Cast in Possibly Recurring Role
Adam Baldwin (Chuck, Firefly) will appear alongside his Angel co-star Christian Kane once again in the fifth season of TNT’s Leverage, TV Guide reports. Baldwin’s character, Col. Michael Vance, is the head of a government counter-terrorism group who ignores intelligence community bureaucracy in favor of his own controversial recruiting techniques.
Vance, a former Army Ranger, is as far from Marcus Hamilton, the dangerous but sharp and stylish lawyer character that Baldwin played on Joss Whedon’s popular vampire series Angel, as Christian Kane’s Leverage tough guy Eliot is from his Angel role as Lindsey McDonald, another evil lawyer from the demon-owned firm of Wolfram & Hart.
Baldwin has worked with Leverage creator Dean Devlin previously on the films My Bodyguard, Independence Day, and The Patriot. His role as Col. Michael Vance may turn out to be a recurring role on Leverage.
Leverage Season Five premieres Sunday, July 15 at 8 PM ET/PT on TNT.