Wednesday, November 25, 2009

24: The New Batch

Tomorrow we have much to be thankful for including another season of Jack Bauer ass-kicking on 24. Hopefully Jack is all healed from his exposure to radiation in Season 7 and can resume his terrorist smackdown duties. SlashFilm has posted pictures of the new cast for Season 8 which takes place in New York City (NEW YORK CITY?!?!?). Of course Jack and Chloe are back along with Jack's main squeeze Renee Walker and meh President Taylor.

New to the show this season are the lovely Katee Sackhoff (Starbuck on Battlestar Galactica, Freddie Prinze Jr, Anil Kapoor (the host from Slumdog Millionaire) and Bubba Gump himself, Mykelti Williamson. Kapoor seems to fit right in from a casting stand point. Not sure about Prinze playing the role of Jack's sidekick but if Joshua Jackson can make the switch from teen fare like Dawson's Creek to Fringe then I suppose Prinze could do the same.

The photo of Sackhoff irks me a bit. She looks almost exactly as she did in the final season of Battlestar. It's going to be tough not thinking of her as Starbuck although she did a good job of playing against that character in her brief role on the doomed Bionic Woman NBC series. Her recent guest appearance on The Big Bang Theory was very funny so I'm thinking she should be able to switch gears into CTU mode.

The future is a bit cloudy for 24 as no one has committed to a 9th season just yet. I think the recession probably put the kibosh on the planned 24 big screen movie. Season 7 was pretty good but not great, hopefully the cast additions and the location change can liven things up for this edition of the show. Look for 24 to premiere on January 17th.

Happy Thanksgiving to all my readers! Hope you get to take time off and enjoy your family and friends.

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