Arnold Vosloo is best known for playing the tightly wrapped ancient Egyptian villain in The Mummy and The Mummy Returns, but when he joins the cast of 24, he’ll play a rebel without a gauze. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the South African actor will play a terrorist leader plotting against the United States throughout the upcoming season, which launches Jan. 9.
Vosloo joins a largely new cast on the Fox drama, including House of Sand and Fog stars Shohreh Aghdashloo and Jonathan Ahdout (again playing a Middle Eastern mother and son; Witchblade‘s Nestor Serrano completes the family as Aghdashloo’s husband, a Middle Eastern businessman); Knots Landing‘s William Devane as the Secretary of Defense, who is terror fighter Jack Bauer’s (Kiefer Sutherland) new boss; and Third Watch alumna Kim Raver as the defense secretary’s daughter and Jack’s love interest.
The new season of 24 begins Sunday, Jan. 9, with a double-length episode covering two hours of Jack Bauer’s newest day of misery. Then, on Jan. 10 — Monday, 24‘s regular slot — two episodes covering hours 3 and 4 will air.