Jack’s back! “DAMMIT!” Just kidding. It is about time. Goram writers’ strike. The upcoming prequel to season seven of popular television program 24, called 24: Redemption, bridges “the gap between the sixth and seventh seasons of 24. Set partially in Southern Africa, Jack finds himself caught up in a military coup whilst trying to find somewhere he can ‘be at peace’. Meanwhile, in the United States, it is Inauguration Day, where Allison Taylor is being sworn in to office.” Sounds interesting, as does the synopsis from the Seventh Season of 24 (Spoilers Ahead): “The initial back story will feature Jack Bauer on trial for his actions in the pursuit of justice. Meanwhile, a major national security incident occurs when the firewall responsible for protecting America’s government computer infrastructure is breached. It will also feature the show’s first female president, Allison Taylor, played by Cherry Jones, and ex-main character Tony Almeida will be returning to the show despite his apparent death in season 5. This will be the first season to see Jack not working with CTU because it was disbanded by the U.S. government at some point after the events of Season 6.” Almeida returning is problematic logic-wise but a female president is cool. The firewall scenario sounds a bit like Die Hard 4. Let’s hope this is just an innocent coincidence.
24: Redemption Preview
Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) interrogates a chunky Suspect
The best part about this season (Spoiler Ahead) is that Elisha Cuthbert is going to return in a small or large role. Most Cuthbert fans have missed her presence on the show. Not the silly-ass way her character and scenarios were integrated into the fabric of the show but her charm and her beauty.