October 26, 2009 03:31:43 GMT
The Emmy winning series will return to the screen early next year with the reactivation of the New York City branch of CTU.
The first look into the eighth season of "24" has been shared through the two trailers released by FOX. In the story arc that is known as Day 8, Jack Bauer attempts to live peacefully with his granddaughter Teri but duty calls. The start time for the new season would be 4.00 P.M.
Rumor has it, Jack is involved in the mission where assassination threat is made during a peace conference between President Allison Taylor of United States and President Omar Hassan of the fictional Islamic Republic of Kamistan. Cherry Jones reprises her role as Mrs. President while Anil Kapoor joins the show as the Middle Eastern leader.
The show is set to begin airing on January 17 next year. Elisha Cuthbert who portrays Jack's daughter Kim is featured as a special guest star. New faces and characters are coming from Freddie Prinze Jr. as former Marine Cole Ortiz, and Katee Sackhoff as CTU data analyst Dana Walsh.