House Season 8: Odette Annable Joins As New Regular

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July 26, 2011

‘Breaking In’ co-star Odette Annable will join ‘House’ as new regular in season 8, the first regular addition to the cast since the promotion of Olivia Wilde, Peter Jacobson and Kal Penn in Season 4, Deadline is reporting.

Producers are keeping details about Annable’s character on House under wraps, but I hear that she meets Dr. Gregory House in prison. House will find himself behind bars at the opening of the new season after driving his car into Lisa Cuddy (Lisa Edelstein)’s living room in the May Season 7 finale. Annable will play a doctor at the prison whom House recruits to be a new member of his team of diagnosticians, which means that House will likely return to Princeton-Plainsboro pretty quickly after his stint in the slammer. With Wilde, who plays fellow former jailbird Thirteen, busy in features, she is not expected to be in every episode of House next season. And with original co-star Edelstein making a surprising exit after last season and Amber Tamblyn ending her recurring stint, for now Annable will be the only full-time female cast member next season. Of course, the series’ producers are yet to find a new boss for House to replace Edelstein’s Cuddy.