It’s been nearly two full years since last we saw Kiefer Sutherland brandishing a firearm and shouting “dammit”. For some, it’s been a welcome catch-up period, with DVD boxsets flying off shelves as the curious and the bored soak up the first six series of award-winning serial thriller 24. But for the faithful, the extended break brought on by last year’s Hollywood writers’ strike has been torturous on a similar level to a genital impaling.

Thankfully, Jack Bauer’s return is now just around the corner. Season seven officially kicks off in the States on January 11, following in the UK on Sky One soon after. In the meantime, here’s the official trailer:

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