The 67-year-old is taking on the role of Julius "The Lobe" Loeb, a notorious inmate at San Tiburon, the world’s most dangerous maximum-security penitentiary. It’s home to monsters, treacherous criminals, supervillains and cyborgs,
all of whom are controlled by 24-hour power inhibitors and shock collars. Cavanagh, who plays Gordon "The Conductor" Tweedy, unleashes chaos through the prison system.
"This is a privilege," Cavanagh told Fox News Digital about working with Willis in one of his final roles. In March, Willis’ family announced the star was stepping away from acting after a diagnosis of aphasia, a condition that causes loss of the ability to understand or express speech.
"Growing up as a younger actor, I remember being hyperinfluenced by his command of the screen," said Cavanagh, 58. "It’s not as easy as people think to do small stuff and have that project large. Not every actor can do that. Not many actors do.