Jürgen Prochnow: Cast as Villain on 24

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Look out, Jack Bauer. Fox has found a new nemesis for America's greatest hero.

Jürgen Prochnow has been cast as 24’s eighth season villain. The 68-year old Prochnow will portray Bazhaev, the head of an Eastern European organized crime syndicate.

Jürgen Prochnow

“He’s essentially a Godfather,” said executive producer Howard Gordon, who added (jokingly?) that President Charles Logan might a return in the new season: “He’s out there somewhere.”

Prochnow had roles in Beverly Hills Cop II, Judge Dredd, Air Force One and The Da Vinci Code.

Last week, Bashar Rahal was also added to the season eight cast.

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