Terry Crews, the Adonis-bodied actor known for his roles in “Everybody Hates Chris,” “The Expendables” and various Old Spice commercials—will appear the hot new HBO series “The Newsroom” the show in episode its July 29 episode, according to Entertainment Weekly.
Crews has been cast into a recurring role as a “bodyguard and unofficial life coach,” the report says, for Jeff Daniels character, Will McAvoy, the show’s star.
The show’s Facebook page and HBO’s official Twitter account announced yesterday that the show has already been approved for a second season, even though only two episodes have aired. The show, which chronicles the day-to-day happenings of the fictional Atlantis Cable News channel, is written and co-produced by Aaron Sorkin, known for creating “The West Wing,” Sports Night, Moneyball and The Social Network.
His role on “The Newsroom” continues a busy summer for Crews, a former star football player at Flint Southwestern Academy and Western Michigan University. He is set to portray weapons specialist Hale Caesar alongside Bruce Willis and Sylvester Stallone in “The Expendables 2,” which hits theaters on August 17. He also joins the likes of Dean Cain and Nick Lachey on “Stars Earn Stripes,” a reality show that pits celebrities under military training from armed forces and law enforcement members.