TV Casting: 24, Covert Affairs

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Three new enlistees for the eighth season of FOX’s 24 (via THR): Rami Malek will play Marcos, an Arab-American and would-be suicide bomber; Julian Morris as a CTU SWAT agent; and Hrach Titizian will play Nabeel, the second-in-command of security for President Hassan (“Slumdog Millionaire’s” Anil Kapoor), a visiting Middle Eastern diplomat who becomes targeted for assassination, forcing Jack Bauer to come out of retirement (again) to save the day.

Over at the USA Network, the Piper Perabo spy show Covert Affairs gets three new castmembers as well: Eric Lively and Kari Matchett will play senior CIA agents, with Lively’s character named Conrad Sheehan III, described as “a third-generation CIA man and womanizer who enjoys a spicy rapport with Annie”, Perabo’s junior CIA agent character.

Matchett (below), most recently seen in the canceled sci-fi show Invasion, will play Annie’s boss, described as a driven CIA agent in charge of the agency’s Domestic Protection Division. And finally, Eion Bailey will play Annie’s mysterious ex-boyfriend, who the CIA is after and has promoted her from the junior ranks just to help capture.

Driven? That better not be code for bitch, guys...

Driven? That better not be code for bitch, guys...

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