Friday, February 19, 2010

'Star Trek' Star Jonathan Frakes to Direct an Episode of 'V'

Jonathan Frakes, best known for his portrayal of Commander William T. Riker in the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation and as David Xanatos in the animated television series, Gargoyles, has joined the cast of ABC's V. Instead of flaunting his acting skills however, the 57-year-old actor is working behind the cameras as director.

According to The V Files, Frakes is directing the sixth episode of V, which kicked off production on February 16. The said episode called for the casting of a new character, John May, which recently went to Battlestar Galactica's sexy Cylon Michael Trucco.

This is not a first for Frakes, who has been busy directing in recent years. As a director, he is also credited for Star Trek: First Contact as well as Star Trek: Insurrection, which earned him the nickname Two-Takes Frakes for his speed.

As of this moment, there is no word yet on the details surrounding episode 6 other than the fact that it is slated to air on Tuesday, April 6. The said episode is being written by
V co-executive producer Charles Murray and Natalie Chaidez, a former exec producer on Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, who recently joined the crew of V.