Linda Hamilton to Guest Star on ‘Defiance’

Linda Hamilton

Linda Hamilton

Linda Hamilton, who is probably best known for playing Sara Connor in James Cameron’s Terminator films, will be a recurring guest star on season two of SyFy’s Defiance. This won’t be her first time delving into SyFy territory. She has recently guest starred in season two of SyFy’s Lost Girl. In addition, she held a recurring role on NBC’s Chuck.

Hamilton will play Pilar McCawley. Pilar is described as the “long-separated wife of Rafe McCawley (Graham Greene).” In a recent press release, SyFy divulged the following information concerning the character:

Separated from her family for a number of years, Pilar has now returned home. Pilar suffered from serious mental illness and in the aftermath of the Votan arrival and subsequent war, did not have access to her medication. With her mental state unchecked, Pilar snapped and tried to murder her children. Fearing for the family’s safety, Rafe sent her to an institution and told their children she had died. Now Pilar is back with both a steely resolve and a warm, maternal love for her family. But the motives for her return are unclear, and soon Rafe and others in town begin to question where she’s actually been these past years.

The upcoming season premiere of Defiance, directed by co-executive producer Michael Nankin, airs Thursday, June 19th, 2014 at 8PM ET/PT on SyFy. According to Linda Hamilton’s IMDb page, she is set to appear in the season’s 9th and 11th episodes.

So, what do you think about Terminator star Linda Hamilton joining Rockne S. O’Bannon’s crazy world of Defiance? Are you looking forward to the upcoming season? Let us know in the comments.