“24”: In the year 2012, we get nuked
Interesting detail about the Fox series “24” ferreted out by TVSquad today. In recent interviews, newspapers are noting that the series’ sixth season, the one where Valencia meets a fiery doom, takes place on January 23, 2012.
Which means that we’ve got FIVE years to go until mushroom-cloud day… gulp! Note to future self: Make sure life insurance is paid up!
In a Scripps Howard News Service piece, Terry Morrow wrote that if you follow 24 from the first hour of the first season, the current season should be occurring in the year 2012 (though the program doesn’t strike me as futuristic, unless in the future cell phones are virtually indestructible). Even the CTU computer monitors on set all say it’s 2012 in Jack Bauer-land, Morrow reported.
An Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter who got a tour of the CTU set also noted that the phones say that 24’s season six occurs on January 23, 2012. Show director Jon Cassar said, “We avoid date and time references as much as possible.”
Thanks to Digg for pointing this out.