, Freddie Prinze Jr.
, Mykelti Williamson
, John Boyd, Jennifer Westfeldt
and Chris Diamantopoulos have joined the cast of 24
for the series' eighth season.
The Emmy Award-winning drama starring Kiefer Sutherland
returns for its next astonishing day with a two-night, four-hour premiere beginning Sunday, Jan. 17 (9:00-11:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
Season Eight will unfold in New York City amidst the shadows of the Statue of Liberty and the United Nations. In this new day, CTU has been upgraded and is run by MBA-schooled and razor-sharp head honcho Brian Hastings (Williamson). Cole Ortiz (Prinze Jr.), an ex-Marine who wants to follow in Jack Bauer's (Sutherland) footsteps, runs the division's Field Operations. Expert data analyst Dana Walsh (Sackhoff) collaborates with systems analyst ARLO GLASS (Boyd) inside CTU. Rob Weiss (Diamantopoulos) serves as President Allison Taylor's (Cherry Jones
) new chief of staff, and Meredith Reed (Westfeldt) is an ambitious journalist with ties to the unfolding situation.
As previously announced, Sutherland, Jones, Mary Lynn Rajskub
and Annie Wersching
also return. In addition, Bollywood icon Anil Kapoor ("Slumdog Millionaire
") makes his American TV debut as Omar Hassan, a Middle Eastern leader who comes to the U.S. on a peacemaking mission.
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