Game Of Thrones star Michelle Fairley has been tapped to replace Judy Davis in the new 24 series.

Davis dropped out of the show last week (ends09Feb14) due to personal issues and producers set out to recast her part quickly.

Fairley will take over the role and portray the widow of a terrorist in 24: Live Another Day, which will premiere in the U.S. in May (14).

The project is currently filming in London.