"24 " returns with a prequel movie Nov. 23, 2008 to be followed by a full season of the thriller in January, 2009. Here's a clips from the prequel film above, which is called "24: Redemption" and was shot on location in Africa.
"[Jack's] a soul in turmoil and has been moving from place to place trying to find somewhere he can be at peace. But he winds up in Africa in the middle of a military coup." (Somalia ?)
It looks like Jack Bauer is taking on the al-Shabaab (the Lads) Terrorists in Somalia.
The two-hour “prequel” to Season 7 will show Jack Bauer battling an international crisis in Africa on the day that a new president, Allison Taylor (Cherry Jones), is being inaugurated in the U.S. The film will be shot on location in South Africa....
David Fury, an executive producer of "24," said that the 2-hour movie allowed the writers to return to "the ideas and some of the material originally written for Season 7. It was a great opportunity to more properly set up the events to come."It wasn't clear from the Fox press release whether the "24" will take place in real time, but Fury said that it will -- for the most part.
"With the exception of a brief opening teaser scene, the movie will be in a real-time format, taking place several months before Day 7," Fury said.The events of the TV movie will help set up what occurs when “24” returns to its regular Monday-night time slot. When Season 7 begins, CTU will be gone and Bauer will be in Washington, D.C., on trial for the various alleged crimes he committed while battling terrorist plots.
(There's more on Season 7here, here and here.) In Season 7, Bauer will be joined by new colleagues played by Janeane Garofalo and Rhys Coiro. Cast members Mary Lynn Rajskub (who plays computer whiz Chloe), Carlos Bernard (former Bauer buddy Tony Almeida) and James Morrison (CTU boss Bill Buchanan) will be among the few familiar faces when “24” returns in January.In other "24" developments, EW broke the news that the show has shut down production for a few weeks to fine tune the final set of episodes for Season 7.
Because of the season't strike-affected shooting schedule, "24" has some breathing room and its run of 24 consecutive episodes will not be affected by the shutdown, executive producer Howard Gordon said.
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