One of my favourite television dramas will be returning early next year. 24 Season 6 of the Emmy Award-winning drama starring Kiefer Sutherland as CTU Agent Jack Bauer will be shown on British satelite channel Sky One on January 21st 2007.
Jack Bauer’s new day begins at 6.00am. As for the main story – Wikipedia has provided some insightful details regarding the plot:
Towards the end of the fourth season, with authorization from the White House, Jack Bauer invaded the Los Angeles Chinese consulate. As a result of this raid, the Chinese consul was accidentally killed by an embassy guard.
CTU field agent Howard Bern, who was involved in the raid, was identified by the Chinese when his ski mask was accidentally removed and he was thereafter illegally taken in for questioning, where he was told that he would be put on a slow boat to China before being transferred to a maximum security prison on the Chinese / Siberian border.
The United States government and his family would not be notified; he would have no chance of escape. He eventually broke and told the Chinese that the man that led the raid was Jack Bauer. The Chinese contacted the American Government and demanded that the US government hand Bauer over so that he could be placed in a Chinese prison camp, where he would spend the rest of his life.
Rather than risk confrontation with China, the White House ordered Jack to turn himself in to the Chinese government. However, Walt Cummings ordered the Secret Service agent sent to arrest Jack to instead execute him, thus preventing the Chinese from interrogating an influential figure of US Intelligence.
Jack was warned of this by David Palmer and faked his own death. At the end of the fifth season, after having spent the intervening eighteen months in hiding, Jack was captured by the Chinese and was last seen imprisoned on a Shanghai registered container ship. Jack’s girlfriend Audrey Raines notices his disappearance and reports it to CTU.
President Charles Logan has been arrested by federal marshals on the orders of the Attorney General and Vice President Hal Gardner due to a recorded confession in which Logan admitted to his wife, Martha, his involvement with a conspiracy to sell nerve gas to terrorists. Logan will either resign or face impeachment and most likely criminal charges.
New cast members will be feature in the new season including James Cromwell as Phillip Bauer (Jack’s estranged father), Peter MacNicol as Thomas Lennox, Marisol Nichols as Nadia Yassir and even Steve Merchant (from Extras)!
Looking forward to this fantastic show with great enthusiasm!