On Wednesday I reported that both Alan Alda and Hugh Dancy were to guest star on the upcoming second season of "The Big C" on Showtime. But while we knew that Alda would play oncologist Dr. Atticus Sherman, the doctor Cathy meets after her previous treatment failed, for one episode, Dancy's character remained unspecified.
Well, no more.
Dancy will play a nice and charming cancer patient whom Cathy meets during an experimental drug trial. They have a bit of a rough start, but become friends later. Dancy is set for at least six episodes.
But that's not all. EW's James Hibberd reports in the same article that indie queen Parker Posey has also signed on for an arc on the show. In four episodes, she will play an older woman who develops an unlikely relationship with Cassie's son, who is just a teenager.
"The Big C" launches its second season on June 27.