Making the casting announcement, executive producer Peter Lenkov stated, “The mysterious character of Doris McGarrett is a pivotal one to the mythology of our show, and we are thrilled to have a seasoned and beloved actress such as Christine to portray her. She’s a wonderful addition to the H50 family and the fans will certainly enjoy what we have in store for her. Let’s just say that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.”
Lahti earned an Emmy Award for her performance on Chicago Hope. Her other TV credits include Jack & Bobby, Law & Order: SVU, and Amerika. She was nominated for an Oscar for Swing Shift and won an Academy Award as director of the short film Lieberman in Love.