Thursday, December 07, 2006

24: If You're Not In It, You Will Be

Zap2it is in no way exaggerating when they say that 24 is attempting to find work for every single member of the Screen Actors Guild. At this point, I don't know how they're going to cram all these people in. We've got Rick Schroder, Peter MacNicol, James Cromwell, Regina King, Kal Penn, Marisol Nichols, Alexander Siddig, Harry Lennix, Chad Lowe, Powers Boothe and David Hunt on the new side, and old favorites Jayne Atkinson (Karen Hayes), Tzi Ma (Cheng Zhi), Glenn Morshower (Aaron – yay!), DB Woodside (Wayne Palmer), Mary Lynn Rajskub (Chloe), Roger Cross (Curtis), James Morrison (Buchanan), Eric Balfour (Milo), Carlo Rota (Morris), Jean Smart (Martha Logan), and Gregory Itzin (Charles Logan). And now that The Nine is in hiatus, Kim Raver (Audrey) may be showing up later, too. Oh, and you've got Kiefer Sutherland, of course. This essentially means that everyone appearing in season six, right down to the redshirts, is going to be a recognizable actor. With so many new characters to meet and old characters to check in with, how are they going to have time for all the explosions and the torture and the hoarsely screaming "Tell me what you know!"?

Mercifully, I don't see Elisha Cuthbert (Kim) popping up anywhere yet. I'm crossing my fingers for a Kim-free season.


Liz said...

Well, when you kill off your characters like you're the Janitor huntin' squirrels, you need a lot of actors to step up and get tortured and then murdered.