Nellie Andreeva

Lost alumna Maggie Grace is set for a major nine-episode arc on the upcoming sixth season of Showtime’s dark comedy Californication, playing the role of Faith. The part was designed as heavily recurring with a regular option behind it, so if it chooses to, Showtime could do a separate series centered on that character. Faith is described as a former Catholic school girl-turned-groupie who has been on the road with various bands for years and is considered a muse to elite artists. Though she has a fondness for sex, drugs and rock and roll, she remains quite religious. She meets and becomes friends with Hank Moody (David Duchovny) and eventually, that friendship blossoms into more.

Introducing a recurring character on a show with the intention to possibly spin them off into a new series is not as definitive as a traditional planted spinoff. For instance, the producers of Fox’s House explored the idea of a spinoff starring Michael Weston’s recurring PI character on the medical drama but ultimately opted against it. UTA-repped Grace will next be seen in the final Twilight movie and Taken 2.

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