Lyle Lovett to Guest Star on ABC’s ‘Castle’
Singer Lyle Lovett, who also has a few big-screen acting roles to his credit ('The Player,' 'The Opposite of Sex'), will soon appear on the small screen in a guest star role for the ABC drama, 'Castle.' In the episode, set to air in November, Lyle will play the role of Agent Darryl Shafer, described in a network press release as "a larger than life yet shadowy government figure who plays his cards close to the chest."
'Castle' which stars Nathan Fillion as Richard Castle and Stana Katic as NYPD Detective Kate Beckett, airs Mondays at 10:00 PM ET on ABC. In his pivotal role in the episode, Lyle's character enters the scene after an astrophysicist's body is found in her car. She appears to have fallen victim to explosive decompression, for which there can be only two possible causes: Either she was killed in a decompression chamber or she died in the vacuum of space. When Castle and Katic are confronted with evidence that points them back to the impossible -- alien abduction -- Shafer arrives, but the question of whether or not he's protecting National Security or covering up a darker secret arises. Castle and Beckett have to team with Shafer to "unmask the real killer before he disappears with secrets that, if revealed, could challenge everything we currently believe."
Lyle's acting roles are not his only recent forays on big and small screens. Earlier this year, in an exclusive interview with The Boot during the Nashville Film Festival, the Texan detailed his participation in what he calls "a powerful film" about legendary Houston nightclub Anderson Fair.
"It represents all the traditions of other places similar to it, like the Ark in Ann Arbor [Mich.] and the Bluebird in Nashville," Lyle says of Anderson Fair. "This film captures the spirit and generosity of the club over the years."
Lyle's episode of 'Castle' is set to air some time in November.