Fox has added two pivotal cast members to “24: Legacy,” Variety has learned exclusively.
Veronica Cartwright (“Alien,” “The Birds”) and Laith Nakli (“The Visitor”) have both been cast in the “24” revival, which debuts midseason on Fox.
Cartwright has joined as a series regular. She will play Margaret Donovan, Senator John Donovan’s (Jimmy Smits) mother. Described as well-heeled and connected, the character is formidable in business and politics and has lost very few battles in her life.
Nakli, in a recurring role, will portray one of the series’ bad guys. His character Kusuma is a battle-hardened jihadist and fighter.