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.

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Kris De Leon

Staff Writer, BuddyTV