In a story from The Hollywood Reporter, Freddie Prinze Jr. has joined the cast of Fox's 24 .

The actor will be a regular playing the role of Davis Cole. He is a recently returned Marine who heads CTU Field Ops and wants to become to next Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland).

The eighth season of this show started shooting this past Wednesday. Prinze also joins fellow new cast members Anil Kapoor, who plays a leader in the Middle East; Chris Diamantopoulos, as the president's new chief of staff; and John Boyd as a CTU analyst. These characters are all series regulars.

Related: Will Kiefer Sutherland Return as Jack Bauer in 24: Legacy?

As recently reported, Jennifer Westfeldt will be a recurring character in the role of a journalist.

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