James Hibberd
March 31, 2011 AT 06:39 PM EDT

Showtime has nabbed British film star Hugh Dancy and indie film veteran Parker Posey as guest stars for the upcoming second season of The Big C.

Both will have multi-episode arcs on the show. Dancy will appear in at least six episodes as a “charming cancer patient who, after a rocky start, befriends Cathy (Laura Linney) during their time in an experimental drug trial.”

Posey will be in four episodes as an “older woman who develops an unlikely relationship with Cathy’s teenaged son.” The Big C returns Monday, June 27 and will also include Alan Alda as a previously announced guest star

You May Like