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‘Angel’ Star Acker Goes Into ‘Drive’

[It looks like Amy will be returning to our screens very soon!]

Actress joins fellow Minear favorite Nate Fillion
January 19, 2007

LOS ANGELES — Tim Minear appears to be rounding up a cast of his favorite stars for his new FOX drama.

It’s being reported across the Internet that Amy Acker, one of the stars of the Minear-produced WB series “Angel,” will play a key role in “Drive,” set to premiere on FOX later this spring.

Acker will play the abducted wife of landscaper Alex Tully, the character played by Nathan Fillion, star of another Minear series, the short-lived “Firefly.”

The series focuses on an underground race across America and is produced by Minear, Ben Queen and Greg Yaitanes. Other actors cast in the ensemble include Kristin Lehman, Melanie Lynskey, Dylan Baker and Taryn Manning.

Acker, the once-and-future Winifred “Fred” Burkle from “Angel,” had a recurring role on late-era “Alias” and also made a guest appearance last season on “How I Met Your Mother.”