Terry O’Quinn Joins Cast of ABC’s ‘Emergence’

O’Quinn will play the recurring role of self-made billionaire Richard Kindred

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 21: Actor Terry O'Quinn attends Fox's "American Idol" XIII Finale at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on May 21, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
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“Lost” star Terry O’Quinn has joined the cast of ABC’s upcoming “Emergence” series in a recurring role.

O’Quinn will play Richard Kindred, described as a self-made billionaire who’s left countless professional and personal casualties in his wake. The head of tech holding company Augur Industries, he is equal parts charming and ruthless. He will go to great lengths to protect his company and reputation, and few would dare to cross him.

“Emergence” is a character-driven genre thriller that centers around a sheriff who takes in a young child that she finds near the site of a mysterious accident who has no memory of what has happened. The investigation draws her into a conspiracy larger than she ever imagined, and the child’s identity is at the center of it all.

O’Quinn joins previously announced cast members Allison Tolman, Alexa Skye Swinton, Clancy Brown, Robert Bailey Jr., Ashley Aufderheide, Owain Yeoman, and Donald Faison.

“Emergence” is written by Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters. Paul McGuigan directs and Robert Atwood produces.

O’Quinn is known for playing John Locke on ABC’s long-running drama “Lost.” He has also appeared in ABC’s “666 Park Avenue” and “Secrets and Lies,” as well as CBS’s “Hawaii Five-O,” and the Hulu’s “Castle Rock.” He can currently be seen in Epix’s “Perpetual Grace, LTD.”

“Emergence” premieres September 24 on ABC.