Just prior to the holidays we put up a brand new trailer for season 8 of 24 titled “The World Hangs in the Balance,” which featured loads of action and some glimpses of the new characters we meet this season. Today, Fox has released another new promo video featuring background music from Jay-Z, Rihanna and Kanye West and it is awesome.

Season 8 (Day 8 as it’s also known as) follows the immortal Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) getting pulled into a fight against an assassination scheme made public during a peace conference between President Allison Taylor (Cherry Jones reprises the the role from last season) of the United States and President Omar Hassan (played by Anil Kapoor from Slumdog Millionaire) of the fictional Islamic Republic of Kamistan.

Day 8 also brings viewers back to CTU New York (which was previously shut down) and introduces us to some new characters who work for the agency including Freddie Prinze, Jr. and  Katee Sackhoff.

Watch and enjoy:

Jack is the guy who “always does the right thing.” If you’ve been following 24, it’s about time you start catching up.

24 is one of the best shows on television and I couldn’t be more excited to see season 8 coming our way in two weeks. I’m even excited to see Freddie Prinze Jr. in this show for some reason, and I’ve never been a Freddy Prinze Jr. type of guy…

What do you think of the latest promo?

24 Season 8 airs January 17th with a 2-day, 4-hour premiere. We’ll be watching.

Source: Fox