Episodes 1 and 2 of 24 Season 8 will be available the day after the UK broadcast on 25th January 2010. Set in New York City, “Day Eight” unfolds amidst the shadows of the Statue of Liberty and the United Nations. Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) is unwillingly drawn back into the intense action after learning of a plot to assassinate determined Middle Eastern peace-keeping leader Omar Hassan (Anil Kapoor) as he negotiates international security with President Taylor (Cherry Jones) and new chief of staff Rob Weiss (Chris Diamantopoulos). Meanwhile, Renee Walker (Annie Wersching) and Chloe O’Brian (Mary Lynn Rajskub) return alongside CTU newcomers Dana Walsh (Katee Sackhoff), Arlo Glass (John Boyd), Brian Hastings (Mykelti Williamson), and Cole Ortiz (Freddie Prinze Jr.). Season 8 of 24 promises to combine the show’s unique and trend-setting format with compelling new elements, including a new setting, new threats, and new cast members. Each episode will again cover one hour of real time as viewers follow Jack Bauer through another astonishing day.