Jack Bauer is taking on the Big Apple
Jack Bauer's very bad seventh day on 24 still has six hours to go, but we already know where he's headed next:
New York City.
Season seven's two-hour finale is scheduled to air on FOX on Monday, May 18th and production on the show's eighth season begins right around the same time. EW's Michael Ausiello has confirmed that the Big Apple is going to be Bauer's next metropolitan playground.
NYC isn't the only change in store for Jack though.
According to Ausiello, season eight will also feature the revival of CTU. Something tells me that a domestic defense contractor taking its own country hostage will make you re-evaluate your security protocols. Anyway, not much else is known about CTU's reunion tour, just that Chloe (Mary Lynn Rajskub) will be back as well as a yet to be cast head honcho type named Brian Hastings.
OK, enough with the spoilery stuff - what does everyone think about NYC? Personally, I don't really see this as a very big deal. The city isn't the star of 24. The current season takes place in Washington, DC and sure it's been fun to see things like Jack wielding a handgun while flying by the Capitol Building in a black SUV, but that's it - just eye candy.
I'm guessing New York will be much of the same. Token shots of Jack with things like the Chrysler Building in the background are a given, but don't forget - much of this show takes place indoors. Additionally, Ausiello points out that the majority of the show will still be filmed in Los Angeles with only occasional actual NYC footage. I could be wrong, but I'm fairly certain CSI: NY does the same thing.
I'm already looking forward to the season premiere when Jack has to commandeer a cab and try to get across Midtown in less than hour. Good luck with that one Bauer.