Mykelti Williamson to join cast of '24'

Actor cast to play razor-sharp head of CTU New York

Mykelti Williamson is joining Fox's "24" as a regular.

On the 20th/Imagine series' upcoming eighth season set in New York, he will play Brian Hastings, the MBA-type head of CTU New York who has a razor-sharp intellect.

Casting of the major new characters for "24's" next season, whose production started this week, is almost complete.

Williamson joins fellow new cast members Freddie Prinze Jr., Jennifer Westfeldt, John Boyd and Chris Diamantopoulos.

Williamson recently co-starred in the Sundance hit "Black Dynamite." His series credits include "Boomtown" and "CSI:NY."

He is repped by Domain.

Also joining the cast next season: APA client Doug Hutchison ("The Burrowers," "Punisher: War Zone"), in a recurring role as Davros, a dangerous European terrorist.