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Linda Hamilton joins Chuck

Linda Hamilton

Story by Jack Foley

TERMINATOR actress Linda Hamilton is to join the fourth season of Chuck as the hero’s mum.

The casting was announced by executive producer Josh Schwartz at Comic-Con, when it was revealed the Terminator icon will play Mary Bartowski, the long-missing mother of Chuck (Zachary Levi) and Ellie (Sarah Lancaster).

The role will reportedly drive the next season, meaning that Hamilton will appear in a recurring role. Her casting was inspired by fan suggestions, according to Schwartz.

“She’s been such an icon as an action-female badass mom,” he explained. “The fans put it out there, and she heard about it, and was like, ‘I heard I’m Chuck’s mom.’”

Confirming that Hamilton will play a major part in season four’s development, Schwartz continued: “It’s going to be a huge part of the season, the search for mom, it’s going to drive so much of season four… Chuck and Morgan are going to be a pretty bad but good spy team.”

In further Chuck announcements, the Buy More will now be owned and operated by the CIA, while Chuck and Sarah will firmly be a couple this year.