BSG’s Katee Sackhoff Joins 24 Season 8

So does this mean the “Daredevil” reboot isn’t happening? Whatever the case, it looks like Battlestar Galactica alum Katee Sackhoff won’t be among the canceled show’s unemployed for long, as she’s just landed a cushy gig on Season 8 of FOX’s 24, which has already begun production for a January 2010 premiere. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sackhoff will play a CTU systems analyst name Dana Walsh, who is said to have a secret past with new CTU badass Davis Cole, who will be played by fellow 24 newcomer Freddie Prinze Jr.

Apparently the negotiations to bring Sackhoff onboard has been ongoing for a couple of weeks now, and is only now making the trades. Knowing the show, and its CTU agents, it goes without saying that Sackhoff’s Walsh will have a secret past with someone, and that said past will come to the fore as the season progresses. Being that Walsh is also a CTU agent, and one of them nerdy “systems analyst” types, there’s a 50-50 percent chance of her character being a mole for the bad guys. At this point, if there isn’t a movie in CTU, fans are bound to revolt, it’s become that much of a cliche.

Starbuck joins the show’s crop of new faces, including Freddie Prinze Jr., Jennifer Westfeldt, Mykelti Williamson, John Boyd and Chris Diamantopoulos. The show’s eight season is transplanted to New York City, and involves a visiting Middle Eastern leader. Various terrorist plots, one presumes, ensue.

Below: “Am I a CTU mole? Wait and find out! Okay, I probably am.”