By Natalie Abrams
December 11, 2014 at 12:00 PM EST

Jason Butler Harner has landed a recurring role on Scandal, EW has learned exclusively.

Details on his character are being kept under wraps, but with Olivia (Kerry Washington) having just been kidnapped, I’d put my money on him being connected to that storyline.

Harner, who’s credits include Alcatraz, The Blacklist and Homeland, will first appear in the ABC political fixer drama’s midseason premiere.

Scandal returns Thursday, Jan. 29 at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.