Lost fans, rejoice! Josh Holloway is finally coming back to TV. And soon.
The man previously known as the island's rough-and-tumble Sawyer stars in CBS' new drama Intelligence, debuting Jan. 7, and we have the exclusive first look at the show's key art, which (smartly) puts Holloway front and center. Those marketing people over at CBS know what they're doing.
The tagline reads: "What's in his head will blow your mind," an obvious reference to the premise of Intelligence. Holloway plays Gabriel Vaughn, an agent who has a microchip implanted in his brain that allows him to be connected directly into the global information grid and have complete access to Internet, WiFi, telephone and satellite data. So he's basically the best hacker ever, times a thousand.
When we chatted with Holloway about Intelligence back in May, we obviously had to know what took him so long to come back to the small screen after Lost went off the air.
"I definitely wanted to do something other than [Sawyer] and this was also something I grew up loving. I grew up with three brothers and we always played spy and sneak and all these games. I grew up wanting to be James Bond or a Mission: Impossible agent," he tells us. "I was like this is a no-brainer and also it's just a skill set I haven't gotten to use a lot. I've done martial arts for years and I have a good bit of experience with weapons and so forth…It just naturally attracted me and I thought the script was really smart and current."
Intelligence premieres on a special night on Tuesday, Jan. 7 (after NCIS) and then moves to its regular night on Monday, Jan. 13. Mark your calendars and feel free to print off this photo to hang up in your cubicle, dorm room, bedroom and what have you.