Fox's popular dramatic action series 24, starring Keifer Sutherland, is shooting outside of California for the first time ever this week. According to Variety, the production team will be moving to Washington, D.C. for some upcoming scenes that are crucial to this season's plot.

Scenes for eight different episodes will be shot over the course of the next two weekends. The show's executive producer Howard Gordon stated, "The idea is to sell Washington in the first batch of episodes and, hopefully, people will have bought into the setting later on." Gordon hopes to get a D.C. politician or two for a cameo.

Line Producer Michael Klick stated, "We're being forced to go to places we've never gone before, like downtown L.A., and we've been looking at older architecture. There have been some exciting visual opportunities."

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The seventh season is set to debut this January on Fox.

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