24: Redemption is an American television movie written by Howard Gordon and directed by Jon Cassar that bridges the gap between the sixth and seventh seasons of the action series 24.
The narrative in the episode takes place during a presidential inauguration and is split between the fictional African nation Sangala and the United States: in Sangala, Jack Bauer finds himself caught up in a military coup while trying to find a place where he can 'be at peace'; and in the United States, where President-elect Allison Taylor is being sworn in to office.
The movie takes place in real-time, covering two hours, 15h00 to 17h00, GMT. It originally aired in the USA on FOX on 23 November, 2008 and is 89 minutes long.
24: Redemption aired in South Africa on DStv's M-Net Action channel on Wednesday 3 June 2009, at 19h00. It is followed the next week by the Season 7 premiere of 24, on 10 June.
See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.
Wednesday 3 June: 22h30
Thursday 4 June: 11h00
Sunday 7 June: 13h00
The wait is finally over as the highly anticipated television event shot on location in South Africa and in Los Angeles finds Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) working at a school in Africa where he is called upon to stop a ruthless warlord from drafting innocent children into his murderous militia.
At home, it's inauguration day for President-elect Allison Taylor (Cherry Jones) while malevolent mastermind Jonas Hodges (Jon Voight) fans the flames of the international crisis.
Jack soon finds himself in the midst of a bloody uprising in the fictitious African nation of Sangala where a ruthless dictator is drafting innocent children to serve as soldiers in his army.
As the vicious Colonel Dubaku (Hakeem Kae-Kazim) descends on an orphanage in search of recruits, Jack enters into a one-man crusade at the behest of his friend Carl Benton (Robert Carlyle) to rescue the children and get them to safety.
Setting the stage and raising the stakes for the upcoming season, Jack faces decisions and sacrifices that will change his life forever in the heart-pounding 24: Redemption.
Cast and Characters
Jack Bauer, who finds himself traveling the world in self-imposed exile. He visits his friend Carl in Africa, where he gets caught up in a military coup.
Carl Benton, an old friend of Bauer's who is running a school for rescued war orphans.
Frank Tramell, a State Department official ordered to subpoena Bauer.
General Benjamin Juma, a former dictator responsible for committing genocide in Sangala and leader of the People's Freedom Army.
Colonel Iké Dubaku, one of Juma's lieutenants in the PFA.
Isaach De Bankolé
Ule Matobo, Prime Minister of Sangala.
Sean Cameron Michael
Charles Solenz, a UN aid worker helping at Benton's school.
Thomas, an African young man helping at Benton's school.
Willie, a war orphan under the care of Benton.
Youssou Dubaku, Iké's younger brother and second-in-command.
President-elect Allison Taylor.
First Gentleman Henry Taylor.
White House Chief of Staff Ethan Kanin.
Jonas Hodges, a serious villain involved in a Blackwater-type organisation.
Outgoing president Noah Daniels.
Outgoing White House Chief of Staff Tom Lennox.
First Son Roger Taylor.
Samantha Roth, girlfriend of Roger Taylor.
Chris Whitley, a friend of Roger Taylor.
Secret Service Agent Edward Vossler.
Note: Seasons 6 and 7 were separated by the TV movie 24: Redemption, which did not air on Fox Entertainment.
Season 1 (24 episodes)
Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 31 Jan 2002 | Finale: 11 Jul 2002 | Thursdays, 19h00
Channel: e.tv | Premiere: 15 Feb 2005 | Finale: 26 Jul 2005 | Tuesdays, 21h00
Channel: Fox Entertainment | Premiere: 12 Sep 2010 | Finale: 5 Oct 2010 | Daily, 23h15
Season 2 (24 episodes)
Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 1 Jul 2003 | Finale: 9 Dec 2003 | Tuesdays, 21h30
Channel: Fox Entertainment | Premiere: 6 Oct 2010 | Finale: 29 Oct 2010 | Daily, 23h15
Season 3 (24 episodes)
Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 13 Apr 2004 | Finale: 21 Sep 2004 | Tuesdays, 21h30
Channel: Fox Entertainment | Premiere: 30 Oct 2010 | Finale: 22 Nov 2010 | Daily, 23h15
Season 4 (24 episodes)
Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 3 May 2005 | Finale: 11 Oct 2005 | Tuesdays, 21h30
Channel: Fox Entertainment | Premiere: 9 Jul 2010 | Finale: 17 Dec 2010 | Fridays, 21h00
Season 5 (24 episodes)
Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 9 May 2006 | Finale: 17 Oct 2006 | Tuesdays, 21h30
Channel: Fox Entertainment | Premiere: 4 Jul 2011 | Finale: 12 Dec 2011 | Mondays, 21h00
Season 6 (24 episodes)
Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 15 May 2007 | Finale: 23 Oct 2007 | Tuesdays, 21h30
Channel: Fox Entertainment | Premiere: 3 Jul 2012 | Finale: 11 Dec 2012 | Tuesdays, 21h00
Channel: M-Net Action | Premiere: 3 Jun 2009 | Wednesday, 19h00
Channel: Fox Entertainment | Aired: Did not air
Season 7 (24 episodes)
Channel: M-Net Action | Premiere: 10 Jun 2009 | Finale: 18 Nov 2009 | Wednesdays, 19h00
Channel: Fox Entertainment | Premiere: 1 Jan 2013 | Finale: 4 Jun 2013 | Tuesdays, 21h00
Season 8 (24 episodes)
Channel: M-Net Action | Premiere: 6 Oct 2010 | Finale: 16 Mar 2011 | Wednesdays, 19h00