Geri Jewell (pictured) has joined the cast of upcoming Fox drama Alcatraz.
Jewell - known for her role in NBC sitcom The Facts of Life - will play the sister of deputy prison warden EB Tiller (Jason Butler Harner), according to TVLine.
The character will appear in a series of 1960s-set flashbacks that follow Tiller's early days at the famous island prison.
Jewell, who was born with cerebral palsy, also starred on HBO's Deadwood between 2004 and 2006.
Rookie Blue star Eric Johnson and Caprica actor Michael Eklund have also signed up for roles on Alcatraz.
Sam Neill recently claimed that his own character Emerson Hauser is morally ambiguous, calling the government agent "lethal, bad and dangerous to know".
Alcatraz premieres on Monday, January 16 at 8/7c on Fox. The show will air on Watch in the UK.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Posted by BA Haller at 10:13 AM