Blair Underwood has closed a deal to play a new series regular on Season 2 of ABC drama series Quantico.

He’ll play Owen Hall. Charming, direct and comfortable, he’s the intelligent and inspirational CIA officer every fledgling operative wishes he or she could learn from. But is he running them, or using them for something else?

“Blair Underwood is the kind of actor you dream of writing for. Be it romantic comedy, dark drama, or high-octane thriller – there is nothing he can’t do, said series creator and executive producer Joshua Safran. “We look forward to creating a role that will showcase his huge range and boundless charisma.”

A two-time Golden Globe nominee, Underwood has received praise for his role on the last season of The Good Wife. Other TV credits include Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, In Treatment, The New Adventures of Old Christine, Dirty Sexy Money  and Sex & the City. On the stage, he recently starred as Stanley in A Streetcar Named Desire on Broadway and Othello at the Old Globe Theatre. He’s repped by ICM Partners and Thruline.