Most 24 Fans would agree that the show last year took a major step back with fans and critics both unhappy with the show. The writers are saying the series will be back on track when it returns in January, but the even better news is you don't have to wait until then to get your 24 fix. Fox is airing a two-hour movie 24: Redemption which will bridge the gap between last season and the new one that starts January 2009.
The movie takes place months after the end of the last season with Jack Bauer hiding from federal authorities in a mythical country in Africa (shot in Capetown, South Africa) where he's helping a friend (Robert Carlyle) run a local school in a village. But trouble is brewing as a future dictator plans a military coup, intending to recruit children as soldiers by kidnapping them and forcing them into soldier life.
The bad guy of course is targeting the students at the school but Bauer and his friend intervene and work to help the students escape. Just as they do in the regular series, the movie is told in real-time over a two-hour period. A second storyline involves a new female U.S. president and a corrupt government official (played by Jon Voight). Check out the 24: Redemption Movie Trailer below for more:
24 has always been a favorite at our house. Lots of action and anticipation for the next curve in the storyline. I'll be interested in how they use this 2-hour special. If they play their cards right it will make 24 fans (and probably a few new fans) anticipate the new season even more. I'll be tuning in for sure regardless.
24 "Redemption Movie" airs Sunday, November 23rd at 8pm ET on Fox
To get a peek at the new season of 24 beginning January 2009, check out the trailer below: