Exclusive: '24' moving to New York!

Kiefersutherland24_lAfter six seasons in Los Angeles and one in D.C., Jack Bauer is taking his one-man show to Broadway!

Sources confirm to me exclusively that 24 will be relocating to New York next season — at least on screen. (The show will still be primarily shot in Los Angeles, with some NY location footage mixed in.)

Production on Day 8 gets underway next month, but already details are emerging. In addition to the move to the Big Apple, CTU will make a comeback under the leadership of a new, yet-to-be-cast male character by the name of Brian Hastings. Described as an MBA type with a razor sharp intellect, Hastings will be joined by two new twentysomething agents (one male, one female), as well as Mary Lynn Rajskub’s returning Chloe.

As previously reported, Slumdog Millionaire‘s smarmy game show host, Anil Kapoor, is joining the cast as Arman Hashemi, a Middle Eastern leader on a peacemaking mission in the U.S. Casting is underway for the roles of his brother and wife.

Thoughts on 24‘s move to the city that never sleeps? Comment away below!

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  • Luke

    i think this new twentysomething female agent goes by an alias of Summer Glau

  • Bruce Padgett

    Great, great move. The image of Jack tearing through the streets of NYC is just awesome. Question: will interior shots still be done in L.A.?
    This current season still films primarily in the San Fernando Valley, despite the D.C. exteriors.

  • Nicotine

    It really doesn’t matter to me where 24 is being held. As long as Jack Bauer continues kicking ass and taking names, I’m good.

  • Ryan

    Wow! Can’t wait!

  • The_1337

    Hopefully CTU will do some real background checks before letting in another mole.

  • Danielle W

    I’m entirely psyched for this! Hopefully, as a person who lives near the city, we can get some tips as to where they are filming! I’d love to spend a day 24-watching this summer!

  • Jenny

    Just imagine…
    -Jack on a subway full of Yankees and Red Sox fans.
    -Jack chasing a terrorist while driving a TAXI through the Lincoln Tunnel
    -Jack in Central Park!

  • Melinda65

    Excellent! Should we start a pool on how long it’ll be before Jack appropriates a subway train?

  • Meg

    I like it, i think a new city offers an interesting change and bringing Chloe back to a more dominate role is all i care about

  • Jenny

    BTW, I’m guessing the interior shots will still be in LA and maybe they’ll make a few trips to NY throughout the season. They are starting the shooting 3 months earlier than usual so they’ll have extra time for location shoots.

  • Andrew

    FYI everybody- Annie Wersching, Cherry Jones, and Carlos Bernard have also confirmed that they will appear during Day 8 as well.

  • Mayur

    I have no idea how they’re going to get through traffic in Manhattan. For some reason, I have a gut feeling the United Nations will play an integral role in season 8

  • Matthew

    please please please petition Howard Gordon to cast Summer Glau as the big bad in 24!!! sounds like perfect casting to me.

  • ShutUpRob

    Unless 24 does do most of the shooting in L.A., it sounds to me like Fox trying to shift a show from SAG jurisdiction to AFTRA jurisdiction ala Ugly Betty.
    — Rob

  • TJ

    Being in New York, this is the best news I got all year. I have not missed a single episode of 24 since it started 8 years ago. I even sat through season 6!! This season is just as good as season one thru 5, and the change to DC made it even more cooler. Now, NY! All I can say is WOW!!!

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