'Heroes' adds Ernie Hudson

Actor to play a detective on the NBC drama

"Oz" alum Ernie Hudson has joined NBC's drama series "Heroes" as recurring.

He will play Captain Lubbock, a Baltimore detective.

As usual, the show's producers are keeping story line details under wraps, but it is understood that Lubbock is on the hunt for one of the other characters on the show.

"Heroes" marks a return to the police beat for Hudson, who also played a detective in a recurring role on ABC's "Desperate Housewives." He also played a senior deputy on ABC's dramedy "10-8: Officers on Duty."

The upcoming fourth season of "Heroes" introduces a major new mythology about a traveling carnival of people with special powers run by a charismatic but evil Earth-moving ringleader (Robert Knepper).

Hudson, who recently wrapped the "Smokin' Aces" prequel, is repped by Innovative and the Marshak/Zachary Co.