Introducing Jack Bauer's dad: James Cromwell!
Yup, ol' Zephram Cochrane/Stretch Cunningham/Dudley Smith himself will play Kiefer Sutherland's father on the upcoming season of FOX's 24.
The story is a more personal one this season. Instead of saving the world again, Jack Bauer will be trying to save himself. Also joining the cast is Eddie Izzard, who will play a bad guy. The new president this season? President David Palmer's brother, played by DB Woodside.
I haven't seen one episode of this show (I was an Alias fan), but if this season is a self-contained story where I don't have to know what happened exactly in the past few seasons, maybe I'll give it a shot. What exactly do I need to know as a first time 24 viewer (besides the fact that Jack's a spy, his wife was murdered in the first season, and that he was captured at the end of last season)?
[via TV Tattle]