Former Chuck star Yvonne Strahovski is back in the field with another turn a spy. The Dexter alumna has been cast Fox‘s event series 24: Live Another Day that will be set and filmed in London. The next chapter in the 24 franchise, from 20th TV, Imagine TV and Teakwood Lane, picks up the story four years after the 24 series finale, which left Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) as a fugitive from justice. Four years later, he is back on the run, this time in Europe. Strahovski will play Kate Morgan, a brilliant but impulsive CIA field operative in London. UPDATE, 8:30 PM: Fox also shed more light on the special post-Super Bowl episodes of New Girl, which features a guest appearance by one of the top Super Bowl halftime acts, Prince, as himself, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. New Girl‘s episode “Party Time” features Jess (Zooey Deschanel) and Cece (Hannah Simone) being invited to a mansion party thrown by Prince, with their male friends determined to join them. On Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Jake (Andy Samberg) and Amy (Melissa Fumero) investigate a string of hotel robberies together, but their partnership is put to the test when he finds out she may leave the Nine-Nine to work in the Crimes unit with “The Vulture” (guest star Dean Winters). Fred Armisen and former NFL quarterback Joe Thiesmann also guest star.
Related: … Read More »
The upcoming seventh season of Dexter sees the Miami serial killer busted by his own sister, Comic-Con fans learned today. A brief look (see below) at the opening minutes of the upcoming Showtime series’ next-to-last season showed Dexter Morgan caught by his homicide detective foster sibling Debra (Jennifer Carpenter) as he cuts up the series’ Travis character. After trying to talk his way out of the situation, the forensic analyst finally seems to lose his cool when Debra goes to call in the incident. That’s when the screen went black and the crowd went wild. Otherwise, despite a lengthy Q&A from adoring fans, cast members Michael C. Hall, Carpenter, and executive producer Scott Buck kept pretty quiet about what the new season will bring. What was not quiet was that Yvonne Strahovski, the former Chuck co-star, would be joining the show this year as Hanna. Described by the actress, who was also on the panel, as “a woman of mystery who meets Dexter and helps him with an old murder investigation,” the Hanna character seemed to be a pivotal figure in the season. “I can’t say more, there are lots of things I’m not allowed to say or I’ll get in trouble,” said Strahovski. She did say that while she had … Read More »
In her first series gig since the end of NBC’s Chuck, Yvonne Strahovski has joined the cast of Showtime’s drama series Dexter for a multi-episode arc in the upcoming seventh season. She will play Hannah McKay, a strong, independent woman with a past that she’s struggled to put behind her. As a turn of events leads Miami Metro Homicide to ask for her help in solving some old cases, Dexter (Michael C. Hall) works with her and begins to wonder if there’s more to this woman than she’s professed. Production on Season 7 began last week for a September 30 premiere. Strahovski is best-known for playing CIA operative Sarah Walker on Chuck. Up next, she co-stars in two films: Guilt Trip opposite Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogen; and as the female lead in I, Frankenstein with Aaron Eckhart.