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Bigger action, more cast for 'Human Target'

Comic-Con 2010  

Fox's "Human Target" isn't done adding to its second-season cast.

New showrunner Matthew Miller told Comic-Con that Christopher Chance's team soon include its first female member -- and that's in addition to the group's previously announced newboss played by Indira Varma.

"We’re adding an as-yet-uncast 22-year-old woman who’s a despicable thief," said Miller, who added that she’ll figure into Chance (Mark Valley) and Guerrero’s (Jackie Earle Haley) back stories.

Touching on having a new female boss joining the show in Varma, Chi McBride (Winston) said it would "set up a lot of great tension and great comedy."

Miller also talked about the show's move to Friday nights, a night that's been very difficult for recent Fox genre shows.

"It’s not always the best time slot, but ‘The X-Files’ did well on Friday nights,"  said of "Human Target’s" move during its hour in the spotlight at Comic-Con.

Miller, meanwhile, said his goal for the Fox series will be to "take the action elements and make them bigger" in addition to learning more about Winston and Chance.

"Every case will teach us something about one of our principals," Miller said.
"We should learn more about our leads and resolve issues from their past."

As an example, Miller said one episode will feature Chance protecting a woman
whose husband he killed seven years prior. "He has to protect a woman whose life
he ruined," he told the panel, moderated by THR’s James Hibberd.

As for guest stars, Miller said Lennie James will be returning for "at least one
episode this season" in Episode 4.

"In that episode, the idea is that Baptiste is locked away in a Siberian prison
and in order to rescue a woman, Chance has to trust the person he trusts least
in the world. Baptiste will be handcuffed for almost the entire episode."

A highlight of the panel: When McBride encouraged a fan dressed up as Guerrero
to take the stage. "I’ve seen a lot of Rorschachs (from "Watchmen"), but this is
the only Guerrero," Haley said.

"Human Target" returns Sept. 24 at 8 p.m. on Fox. Season 1 will be available on
DVD and Blu-ray on Sept. 21.