On "New Orleans," Owens will appear in the upcoming season's sixth episode playing Cmdr. Adams, "an old and valued friend who Pride (Scott Bakula) goes to for both medical and spiritual advice." The episode is expected to air in late October.
According to the episode's description, Pride, "still emotionally reeling from his brush with death in the season finale/season premiere ... consults his friend, Adams" regarding the cause of his current symptoms and what he should do to relieve them.
Executive producer Christopher Silber explained the motivation for casting Owens: "For Cmdr. Adams, we needed someone with compassion, competence and heart. … That's Geoffrey in a nutshell. An accomplished actor who seemed like the perfect fit to add to our extended repertory company."
Season 5 premieres Sept. 25.