Varma and Montgomery Join Human Target

Fox has announced that Indira Varma and Janet Montgomery are joining the cast of "Human Target":

Actresses Indira Varma and Janet Montgomery are joining the cast of HUMAN TARGET when the series begins its second season Friday, Sept. 24 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

Varma will play ILSA PUCCI, a beautiful, sophisticated and recently widowed billionaire who seeks the help of CHRISTOPHER CHANCE (Mark Valley) after the mysterious murder of her philanthropist husband. Impressed with Chance’s expertise, Ilsa offers to become his benefactor and a silent owner of his protection agency, allowing him and his partners, WINSTON (Chi McBride) and GUERRERO (Jackie Earle Haley), access to her unlimited resources, including her trust’s vast bankroll, private planes, computer technology and connections to the world’s most powerful and influential citizens.

Montgomery will recur as AMES, a gorgeous thief whose chameleon-like abilities allow her to blend into any situation. Winston, familiar with Ames from his days on the police force, offers her a job in an effort to help her get her life on the right track.

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art graduate Indira Varma is most familiar to American audiences as "Inspector Cate Pritchard" on BONES and as "Niobe" from the critically acclaimed historical drama series "Rome." She has also appeared on "Little Britain," "Torchwood," "3 lbs.," "The Whistleblowers," "Moses Jones" and "Luther." Her film credits include "Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love," "Canterbury Tales" and "Bride and Prejudice."

British-born actress Janet Montgomery can currently be seen in a recurring role as "Jennie" on the cable comedy series "Entourage." She will next be seen opposite Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis in director Darren Aronofsky’s "Black Swan," and she recently wrapped production on the feature comedy "My Idiot Brother" starring Paul Rudd and Zooey Deschanel.

HUMAN TARGET is an action-adventure series based on the DC Comics comic book and graphic novel, centering on Christopher Chance, a unique private security expert who is hired when a threat can’t be eliminated through "normal" means of protection.

HUMAN TARGET is a production of Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Wonderland Sound and Vision, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Television. McG, Matthew Miller, Jonathan E. Steinberg, Brad Kern and Peter Johnson serve as executive producers.