Katee Sackhoff: Coming to 24!

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Major 24 casting alert:

Katee Sackhoff - best known for her iconic role of Starbuck on Battlestar Galactica - will play a key role on the show next season.

The actress will come aboard as Dana Walsh, a data analyst at the new New York branch of CTU. Entertainment Weekly reports the character will be in a relationship with fellow agent Davis Cole (Freddie Prinze. Jr.). She'll also be holding a major secret.

Katee Sackhoff

The eighth season of 24 will premiere on January 7, 2010. It will center on an assassination plot against a visiting foreign leader (Slumdog Millionaire's Anil Kapoor).

In addition to Sackhoff and Prinze, new actors on the series will include:

  • Mykelti Williamson
  • Jennifer Westfeldt
  • Chris Diamantopoulos

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