Jeri Ryan Joins 'Boston Public'By Christian
May 17, 2001 - 11:28 AM
Jeri Ryan, who joined the Star Trek: Voyager in its fourth year as the Borg character Seven of Nine, has joined the Fox drama series Boston Public for its sophomore year, her official site reported today.
Fox is expected to officially present Ryan as part of the cast today during its Fall schedule presentation. Ryan is already in New York for the official announcement.
Boston Public is a drama series about the professional and personal lifes of a group of teachers at Boston's Winslow High School. The critically acclaimed show was created by David E. Kelley, also the writer behind shows such as Ally McBeal and The Practice. Like last year, Boston Public will continue to air on Mondays at 8:00pm, a timeslot in which it has developed into one of Fox's hit shows.
The show is currently finishing up its first season, with the season finale being shown on Monday. Earlier this season, one of the original cast was already written out of the show, when Joey Slotnick' Milton Buttle was fired from the school, but all remaining original cast members are expected to return. Per Zap2It, Ryan will be playing a new teacher who joins the faculty.
"We are extremely excited that Jeri is able to join our cast and we look forward to another great season," president Pamela Wisne of Boston Public producer David E. Kelley Productions said.
Jeri Ryan has a history of joining shows that are already in progress. Prior to joining Voyager in its fourth season, replacing Jennifer Lien (kes), she was added to the cast of Dark Skies during that show's first season. Boston Public will be the star's first regular role on a non-genre series.
More information about Ryan's role is expected today at Fox's upfront presentation, while the original announcement at the JLR can be found here.