Arnold Vosloo, the South African-born actor who played Imhotep in 'The Mummy' and 'The Mummy Returns', is joining the cast of thriller series '24'.

The Hollywood Reporter says that Vosloo will play a terrorist leader plotting an attack on the US.

The new series will also feature 'House of Sand and Fog' stars Shohreh Aghdashloo and Jonathan Ahdout who, like in that film, will play a mother and son.

The new series of '24' begins on US television on 9 January.