Angela Bassett will join the cast of the Emmy-winning medical drama “ER” as a regular next season.
Bassett will play a tough attending with a troubled past who’s coming back to Chicago after a few years in Indonesia doing tsunami relief. Her arrival in the second episode next season promises to shake County General’s ER to the core.
“Angela is a wonderfully talented actress whom I’ve long hoped to work with,” said “ER” executive producer John Wells.
In addition to Bassett, original cast member Noah Wyle will join “ER” for its 15th and final season. Wyle will guest star in at least four of the show’s planned 19 episodes.