April 07, 2014 9:15am PT by Philiana Ng
'Covert Affairs' Recruits 'Felicity' Alum for Season 5 (Exclusive)
Covert Affairs is adding a strong female presence for season five.
Amy Jo Johnson, who starred in Flashpoint and Felicity, has joined USA Network's globe-trotting spy drama in a recurring capacity, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively.
Johnson will play Hayley, a National Counter Terrorism Center investigator who knows how to stand her ground. A persistent woman who's an expert at taking control, Hayley goes head-to-head with Auggie (Christopher Gorham) when the intelligence community faces a united threat.
Covert Affairs picks up after Annie faked her death, changed her identity and went deep undercover in Hong Kong to defeat her biggest nemesis, Henry Wilcox (Gregory Itzin). The 16-episode fifth season, which kicks off this summer, examines the price Annie will have to pay for this risky maneuver and the implications it will have on her other relationships as she attempts to re-emerge into the world she once knew.
She joins an ensemble led by Piper Perabo, Gorham, Hill Harper, Kari Matchett, Peter Gallagher and newly added regular Nicholas Bishop, with additional guest stars Michael A. Goorjian and Perrey Reeves.
In addition to Flashpoint and Felicity, Johnson's television credits include Wildfire, The Division, What About Brian and 137 episodes of kids series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers in the mid-’90s. Johnson is repped by Characters Talent Agency in Canada and the Burstein Company.