Tom Berenger to Guest Star on 'XIII'

Veteran actor to perform as a mysterious European industrialist opposite "XIII" lead Stuart Townsend.

TORONTO -- Tom Berenger will guest star on the Canada-French co-produced action drama XIII as a mysterious European industrialist.

Co-producers Prodigy Pictures and Europacorp Television said Berenger will perform opposite series lead Stuart Townsend in the series, set to bow in April on Canal Plus in France and Showcase in Canada.

Berenger is represented by ICM and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.

The 13-part thriller also stars Aisha Tyler ("24," "CSI"), Virginie Ledoyen and Caterina Murino.

Townsend has the lead role as XIII, a former secret agent struggling to discover his true identity and the governmental consipiracy surrounding him.

Other key cast for the Toronto-shot $33 million show include Greg Bryk, Stephen McHattie and Wally Sheridan.

The Canadian-French series is named for the Roman numeral tattooed on the main character's neck.

Prodigy’s Jay Firestone is executive producing XIII with Europacorp Television’s Edouard De Vésinne and Thomas Anargyros.

Gil Grant (NCIS: Los Angeles, 24) wrote the pilot and serves as the series’ showrunner and executive producer. Wanda Chaffey is producing.