After guesting on Girls earlier this year as Shoshanna’s father, former ER star Anthony Edwards is set to make an appearance on CBS’s Blue Bloods this fall.
He’ll play Owen Cairo, a stolid, square man whose life is turned upside down when his prized possession, the 1968 Mustang allegedly driven by Steve McQueen in the movie Bullitt, goes missing. He sends Danny (Donnie Wahlberg) and Baez (Marisa Ramirez) on the trail of the beautiful young wife he suspects arranged for the theft — and the race is on to both recover the car and uncover the motives that led to its disappearance.
The episode will most likely air in November.
“We offered [the role] to Anthony, our first choice, because he’s a terrific actor with an innate talent for drawing empathy and relatability from the audience,” executive producer Kevin Wade tells Yahoo TV in a statement. “We are thrilled that he’s joining us for this story.”
Season 6 of Blue Bloods premieres Sept. 25 at 10 p.m. ET on CBS.