Monday, November 23, 2009

24: The Final Countdown...?

24 logoCounting down...24: Season 8 begins in USA with a 2-day 4-hour premiere from January 17, 2010! For your pleasure, here's the official promo!
Day Eight begins at 4pm, roughly two years later, in New York City amidst the shadows of the Statue of Liberty and the United Nations.
JACK BAUER's (Kiefer Sutherland) cute granddaughter Teri (named after Jack's late wife) is talking now.  JACK's if that's ever possible! He wants to move back to Los Angeles to be with his daughter KIM BAUER (Elisha Cuthbert).
CTU's been reactivated, relocated to New York, upgraded - lotsa glass and a slick access tunnel.  It's now run by MBA-schooled and razor-sharp BRIAN HASTINGS (Mykelti Williamson: Bubba, Forrest Gump). Running CTU’s Field Operations is COLE ORTIZ (Freddie Prinze Jr.), an ex-Marine who wants to follow in JACK BAUER’s footsteps. Ortiz is engaged to expert data analyst DANA WALSH (Katee Sackhoff: Battlestar Galactica) who collaborates with systems analyst ARLO GLASS (John Boyd: The Notorious Bettie Page) inside CTU. Arlo fancies Dana...but what's lurking in Dana's past?
ROB WEISS (Chris Diamantopoulos, The Starter Wife) is PRESIDENT ALLISON TAYLOR’s (Cherry Jones) new Chief of Staff - replacing last season's Chief of Staff ETHAN KANIN (Bob Gunton) who's now Secretary of State. MEREDITH REED (Jennifer Westfeldt: Grey’s Anatomy) is an ambitious journalist with ties to PRESIDENT HASSAN of the Islamic Republic of Kamistan (Anil Kapoor: Slumdog Millionaire) who has come to USA on a peace mission.
Of course CHLOE O'BRIAN (Mary Lynn Rajskub) returns, also FBI agent RENEE WALKER (Annie Wersching) - Annie Wershing says something from Renee’s past comes back to haunt her and directly involves her in the U.N. crisis - and I'm hoping for a cameo by Mr.Honesty himself, Special Agent AARON PIERCE (Glen Morshower).
It's been confirmed that TONY ALMEIDA (Carlos Bernard) will not be returning for season 8, but OMG! Why's crazed ex-president CHARLES LOGAN (Gregory Itzin) coming back?
24 Season 8 cast collage
Speculation's rife that this 'day' may be the last: indeed, the promo says "All he needs is to survive - one - more - day!" In a recent interview Sutherland said, "There's only so much you can do to Jack before you lose realism. I think a movie would be a good way to end this story."
A 24 MOVIE?? Bring it on! And remember: in 24, anything's possible!
PS: 29 Dec.2009 - some official photos from the first two episodes can now be seen! Plus a featurette!


Travel Agent said...

We can't wait for Season 8! We fans wanted Cherry Jones/President Taylor to have some 'smackdown' scenes --Cherry Jones won an Emmy for her role last season -- but it seems that the writers of '24' save all of the good stuff for the villains.

(Jon Voight/Jonas Hodges) was last season's Star Villain. And he will be missed.

We are also looking forward to more --much more --on the Jack/Renee romance front.

Philbee - said...

Yes, a romance with Renee must be far more likely than a miraculous recovery by Audrey. Renee's got more toughness - she'd suit Jack more, methinx!

Randy Thompson said...

Wot, no Tony Almeida? Why not! He gotta have a chance to redeem himself.

Philbee - said...

Hi, Randy,
I think Tony's had his chance at redemption - SEVERAL, in fact - and he's blown it! I think we're more likely to see Ryan Chappell rise from the dead, than Tony appear once more. But hey, this IS "24"...ANYthing can happen, right??!!