FOX announced today that its iconic series 24 will have its clock restarted in Summer 2014 with the airing of 24: Live Another Day, a 12-episode event series representing 24 hours. Kiefer Sutherland will return to reprise his role as Jack Bauer from the Emmy-winning 24 series in this upcoming miniseries that FOX says will resume Jack Bauer’s story several years following the events of the final season of 24, which ended in 2010.
24: Live Another Day will reunite Kiefer Sutherland with showrunner Howard Gordon, and, according to a FOX release, “retain the real-time, pulse-pounding, fast-paced format with split screens and complex interweaving storylines [of 24.]”
“It’s great to have Jack back,” said Kevin Reilly, chairman of Fox Broadcasting Company, when he made the announcement this morning. “24 redefined the drama genre, and as we reimagine the television miniseries, this iconic show will again break new ground for the network. The series remains a global sensation, and everyone at FOX is thrilled to be back at work with Kiefer, Howard and the incredibly creative 24 team.”
“The response to 24 is unlike anything I have ever experienced as an actor before,” said Kiefer Sutherland, who most recently attempted to break from the Jack Bauer mold with the FOX series Touch. “To have the chance to reunite with the character, Jack Bauer, is like finding a lost friend. The story ideas from Howard Gordon are exciting and fresh, and will not disappoint. Great thanks to 20th Century Fox Television, Imagine Television and the FOX network for this opportunity. Make no mistake, my goal is to knock your socks off. See you soon.”
FOX says 24: Live Another Day will debut in Summer 2014.
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