It’s official. ‘Day Seven’ of Fox’s monster hit “24″ is in production, and you won’t believe who they brought back from the dead.
Embattled widower and Bauer best-buddy Tony Almeida (Carlos Bernard) was not killed at the end of season five after all, Fox said yesterday.
Despite being left for dead in the CTU infirmary, executive producer Howard Gordon pointed out “since there was no silent clock at the conclusion of his last appearance – the ’24′ tribute to major character’s demise – we always kept this as a possibility.”
Almeida’s return – which has been grist for the rumor mills for the past few months – will come during the new season’s two-night premiere in January, the network says.
Another show-stopping secret was also confirmed: the people have elected the first female president of the United States, Allison Taylor, to be played by Cherry Jones.
Filming on this season had been delayed earlier this summer after producers scrapped a planned storyline about Jack Bauer (Keifer Sutherland) fighting terrorists in Africa.
Much of the first part of the season had to be rewritten.
Comedian Janeane Garofalo also joins the cast this spring as an FBI agent assigned to investigate Bauer’s “actions in pursuit of justice” during last season.
Bauer’s trial brings the story from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C.
Also back for another “day” are “24″ fan favorite Chloe O’Brian (Mary Lynn Rajskub) and Bill Buchanan (James Morrison).
Source: NY Post