Who else is joining the Flock?
The biggest new cast addition this season is Betty Buckley. The acting veteran (Eight Is Enough) follows recent turns on Supergirl and in M. Night Shyamalan's Split with the role of Gran'ma, the ancient matriarch of Jesse's mother's side of the family. A master manipulator with the seeming ability to raise the dead, a Golden Girls character she's not. Her desire to get Jesse back under her control will drive a lot of the new season's early episodes. Also joining the cast, playing Jesse's mother, Christina, is Liz McGeever; in the comics, the character's storyline is tragic, but, no spoilers, she'll likely only appear in flashback here. Falling Skies scene-stealer Colin Cunningham will play TC, a sex-crazed monster who killed Jesse's dad, and Jeremy Childs (Nashville) joins as Gran'ma's brutal enforcer, Jody. Jonny Coyne (Turn) has taken the unflattering part of Allfather D'Aronique, who runs The Grail and is likely going to be coming after the rogue Herr Starr. Also signing on is Mozart in the Jungle's Prema Cruz as Madame Boyd, a character that seems to have been created specifically for the show.