Eric Lively, Tony Todd and Gil Bellows have joined the cast for the upcoming 24 prequel to the upcoming seventh season.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the two-hour prequel will feature Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) battling an international crisis in Africa while the U.S. ushers in a new president on Inauguration Day.

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The L Word alum Lively, brother of Gossip Girl star Blake Lively, will play the president's son.

Bellows, best known for his role on Fox's Ally McBeal, will play a State Department officer ordered to serve Bauer with a subpoena to appear before the Senate.

Todd, who also will appear during Season 7, will play cruel African dictator Gen. Juma. Todd has been recurring on NBC's Chuck as CIA director Graham.

Lively, Todd and Bellows join previously cast Robert Carlyle.