Michael Vartan is checking into Bates Motel.
Deadline reports that Vartan has been cast as George, a divorcé who catches Norma’s (Vera Farmiga) eye. It is unclear whether he will suffer the same unpleasant fate as Norma’s last beau, Zack Shelby (Mike Vogel), but the role is recurring.
Vartan is no stranger to TV: he is best known for his roles on Alias and Hawthorne, and has guest starred in series such as Kitchen Confidential and Go On.
Bates Motel has also cast two other roles for its upcoming season. Rebecca Creskoff (Hung) will play Christine, George’s sister and Norma’s first female friend; Kenny Johnson (Prime Suspect) will play Norma’s brother Caleb, who was the subject of a shocking confession at the end of the show’s freshman season.
The hit series, which recently earned an Emmy nomination for Vera Farmiga’s performance as Norma Bates, will return next year on A&E.