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Beloved '24' baddie joins 'Castle' force full-time
Penny Johnson Jerald, no stranger to love-to-hate roles, is going to make things very difficult for Richard Castle this fall.
Jerald has booked a regular role as NYPD Police Captain Victoria Gates, a ho-nonsense Internal Affairs veteran who will replace Ruben Santiago-Hudson's deceased Captain Montgomery. And ABC teases that her character will immediately take issue with Castle and his presence around the station.
"Penny is an actress of extraordinary depth, versatility and experience. We are delighted to have her as a part of the ‘Castle’ family, and look forward to everything that she’s going to bring to the role,” said Andrew Marlowe, creator/executive producer of "Castle."
Jerald is, of course, best known for playing Sherry Palmer on FOX's "24." Her other TV credits include "October Road," the telefilm "DC 9/11: Time of Crisis" and, in more comedic mode, "The Larry Sanders Show."
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