As Seann William Scott’s Wesley Cole settles into his role as the new partner of Roger Murtaugh (Damon Wayans) on the upcoming third season of Fox’s Lethal Weapon, the show will introduce another key figure from his past.

Mykelti Williamson has been cast in a recurring role in Season 3 of Lethal Weapon, which features Cole, a disillusioned CIA agent who had served overseas in Iraq who now returns to Los Angeles to try and reconnect with his family.

Williamson will play Tom Barnes, Cole’s CIA recruiter. Maggie Lawson previously had been cast as Cole’s ex-girlfriend. Warner Bros. TV is the studio.

Williamson recently co-starred in Denzel Washington’s Fences and recurred on Underground and Chicago P.D. He is repped by Frontline Management, Paradigm and Myman Greenspan.