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Freddie Prinze Jr joins 24

Freddie Prinze Jr

Story by Jack Foley

FREDDIE Prinze Jr. has joined the cast of real-time thriller 24 as a new CTU recruit.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the actor will feature as a series regular as Davis Cole, a recently returned Marine who runs CTU Field Ops. He also wants to follow in Jack Bauer’s (Kiefer Sutherland) footsteps.

Production on the eighth season of 24 is now underway and new cast members are being announced all the time.

Slumdog Millionaire star Anil Kapoor has already been announced to guest star as a Middle East leader, while Chris Diamantopoulos will play the president’s new chief of staff and John Boyd is a CTU systems analyst.

Jennifer Westfeldt, meanwhile, will also feature in the recurring role of a journalist and Nazneen Contractor will appear as Kapoor’s daughter.

Plot details are being kept tightly under wraps although the action is expected to shift from Washington to New York.

Season 7 of the acclaimed, award-winning drama has just finished in both the US and UK and left Sutherland’s Bauer clinging to life as his daughter attempted to save him from a virus.

It also involved a few more cliffhanger scenarios and was widely perceived as a return to form for the series.

Read our review of Day 7’s season finale