Stephen Fry has been cast to play the Prime Minister of Britain in the upcoming new series of 24: Live Another Day.

Deadline reported the news that Fry had been cast in the high-profile recurring role of Prime Minister with Fry later confirming the casting via Twitter.

Fry tweeted a link to Deadline's article with the caption, "Well, this particular cat is out of the bag."

24: Live Another Day will premier on May 5 and see's Kiefer Sutherland reprise his role of agent Jack Bauer. 

The QI host was last seen on the big screen in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.