*”ER” veteran Eriq La Salle has signed on for the last two episodes of Fox’s action series “24,” which concludes its 8-year run at the end of this season.
According to Entertainment Weekly, the actor-director will portray a charming UN Secretary General.
According to EW’s Michael Ausiello, Fox had attached the following advisory to the casting call for the secretary general role before La Salle won the part: “These are the final episodes, so if some of your name people would like to do something on the show, this is the time for them to do it.”
In February, 20th Century Fox announced plans to make a feature based on the real-time drama. The film will see Kiefer Sutherland’s Jack Bauer facing enemies outside of the US.