Chandra West, RonReaco Lee, Kiele Sanchez and John Diehl have joined the Burn Notice prequel TV movie, USA confirms.
Jeffrey Donovan to direct Burn Notice's Sam Axe prequel
Directed by Jeffrey Donovan
, who plays Michael Westen on the spy series, the movie follows Sam Axe (Bruce Campbell
) on his last mission in the military in 2005: He is sent to Colombia after rebels make trouble for the locally stationed troops.West (The Gates
) will play Sam's new love interest, Donna, while Diehl (Stargate
) will be Rear Adm. Lawrence, to whom Sam reports. In Colombia, Lee (The Good Guys
) will show up as field medic Ben Delaney, who runs a nonprofit clinic and is fending off terrorists. Sanchez (Lost
) will play Amanda Maples, a humanitarian with a food relief effort who doesn't trust soldiers or Sam.The castings were first reported by TV Line
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The movie, written and executive-produced by series creator Matt Nix
, started production last month in Bogota, Colombia. It's set to debut this spring on USA.