Spoilers incoming! This is everything about “24” that you need to know before starting the next season.
I don’t mind because I stopped watching after season three or four. I think I actually watched season four but literally have no recollection of it. I was still reeling from the fact that the entire premise for the series was lifted directly from “Nick of Time,” a pretty obscure pre-“Fear and Loathing” Johnny Depp movie featuring none other than one Mr. Christopher Walken, back when Depp was still making low-budget films.
Anyhow, here’s the where things are at, four years after the “end” of the original series:
“’24: Live Another Day’ will be set in London and follows Jack, now a fugitive, as he attempts to ‘avert another global disaster.’ He’ll be joined by Chloe, Jack’s ex Audrey Rains (Kim Raver), and her father and now President of the United States James Heller (William Devane). Jack will also go up against Margot Al-Harazi (‘Game of Thrones’ Michelle Fairley), the widow of a terrorist seeking revenge for her husband’s death, and CIA agent Kate Morgan (Chuck’s Yvonne Strahovski).
“In ‘Entertainment Weekly’s’ cover story, it was revealed that in the four years since we last saw Jack, Chloe has gone from head of CTU to ‘living of the grid as a punked-out hacktivist in London with her Edward-Snowden like boyfriend.’ Audrey, last seen in a catatonic state in Season 6, is now married to her father’s Chief of Staff. Audrey and Jack ‘shippers’ can expect the couple to reunite at some point during the season. Raver told EW that Audrey ‘is a hopeless romantic. Jack, for her, was the one and only.’ Stephen Fry will recur as British Prime Minister Alastair Davies.”
You getting ready for another 24 episodes of Jack Bauer?