Actress Summer Glau is what can easily be defined as a goddess within the sci-fi world thanks for her breakthrough role of River Tam on the short-lived Joss Whedon series ‘Firefly’ (as well as the big screen follow-up flick ‘Serenity) not to mention her roles in the TV series ‘Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles’, the short-lived NBC series ‘The Cape’, the recently defunct Syfy series ‘Alphas’ as well as episodes of ‘Dollhouse’, ‘Chuck’ and ‘The 4400′. But now she will be tackling a non-sci-fi genre role in the form of a guest appearance on the CBS reboot of Hawaii Five-0.
Thanks to the folks at TV Line and a sneak peek picture posted by cast member Daniel Dae Kim over on Twitter, we know that Glau will be playing a woman involved with an underground fighting ring while searching the person who murdered her father.
Among Glau’s other credits are guest appearances on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’, ‘The Unit’ and ‘The Big Bang Theory’. She also appeared in the made-for-TV movies ‘The Initiation of Sarah’, ‘Deadly Honeymoon’ and ‘Help for the Holidays’.
Her episode of ‘Hawaii Five-0′, which is now in its third season on CBS, is set to air in the spring.