Today's Comic-Con panel for 24 revealed quite a few details about what fans will see when the show returns in 2010 for the eighth longest day in Jack Bauer's life. There are new details on the characters, the terrorist plot, and gunplay.
According to producers, the main plot for season 8 will tie directly into what happened during season 7, marking the first time two seasons have had overlapping terrorist plots. However, season 8 will deal with a new threat as there's a presidential assassination on the horizon.
Jack Bauer will once again try to give up the life of saving the world, living happily with his daughter Kim and his granddaughter Teri. But much like last season, a familiar face will return to suck Jack back into the story.
But there are plenty of new characters, chief among them are Battlestar Galactica's Katee Sackhoff and Freddie Prinze, Jr. Prinze will play a wannabe Jack while Sackhoff is an analyst. They revealed at the panel that these two characters are engaged, and Sackhoff hinted at the possibility that her character isn't all that good.
Sackhoff also won over her fans with a clever quip about moving from the violent Starbuck to a computer technician. "I need a gun," she said. "Or two."
The other big newcomer at the panel was Anil Kapoor, star of the Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire. He didn't say much, which suggests either he'll be a major villain or a red herring who dies quickly. It was revealed that he'll be playing a king.