Monday, November 24, 2008
"24" begins its seventh season a little early this year with "24: Redemption." The prequel, 2-hour movie sets the stage for season 7 when the TV show returns in full in January and breaks the mold by being set in Africa and Washington, D.C., instead of Los Angeles. After airing last night, the television movie was quickly made available online on various torrent and video sharing sites. U.S. viewers can watch the entire show on FOX on Demand.
On the subject of a "24" movie, executive producer Howard Gordon reveals:
In many ways, this was a dry run for a movie. It gives you an idea of what can be done. We did it on a TV budget, for television and on a TV schedule, so those considerations play into it. However, it did give us some idea for a movie, but again, that movie too is looking for a story.
On Tuesday, in a quick move to take advantage of fan momentum, the DVD of "24: Redemption" will be released with 12 additional minutes of footage. The first 16 minutes of season 7 are also included.
Watch the "Redemption" trailer below for more plot details.