Slumdog’s Anil Kapoor Joins 24 Season 8

So I guess this means Jack Bauer survives his little brush with bioweapon contamination, then? It would appear so, because Season 8 of Fox’s aging (and showing every year of it) 24 TV show is already penciling in an eighth season, and one of its regular cast members will be Indian actor Anil Kapoor, last seen as the game show host in Danny Boyle’s “Slumdog Millionaire”.

According to Variety, Kapoor would play “a leader from the Mideast who comes to the U.S. for a peacekeeping mission.” One assumes that entails meeting with the female President played by Cherry Jones (if she’s still alive at the end of Season 7, that is), and everyone’s favorite terrorist-busting fed, Jack Bauer. Let’s hope he survives longer than most Middle Eastern characters that show up on the show.

Speaking of Middle Eastern characters, what’s up with Nadia Yassir (below), guys? Can we expect her back in Season 8? Pretty please?