Freddie Prinze Jr. Joins Cast of 24

May 28, 2009 By:
Freddie Prinze Jr. Joins Cast of 24

Freddie Prinze Jr. has landed himself a job. Maybe once he found out his wife Sarah Michelle Gellar was pregnant, he figured it was time to get back to work?

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Prinze is joining the cast of 24 as a series regular next season, playing Davis Cole, a recently returned Marine who runs CTU Field Ops and wants to follow in Jack Bauer’s footsteps.

Next season will feature a lot of new characters besides Prinze’s, including Anil Kapoor, who plays a Middle East leader; Chris Diamantopoulos, as the president's new chief of staff; and John Boyd as a CTU systems analyst. All of them are regulars, while Jennifer Westfeldt has come aboard as a recurring character, playing a journalist.

We wonder if Freddie’s character is being introduced to take over as the lead! We can’t imagine 24 without Jack Bauer, but how many times can he save the world without dying?! His time has to be up soon!