Jack's Back! 24: Live Another Day sets a premiere date
Fans of 24 have already been rewarded with the news of the famed series returning to television and now we have a date to mark our calendars! 24: Live Another Day will debut a special 2-hour opener on Monday, May 5, 2014 at 8:00 PM ET/PT and will premiere in its time period the following week on Monday, May 12 at 9:00 PM ET. The show will operate a little differently than before as it will now be a 12-episode limited series, rather than the old model, which was a 24 hour time-period that consisted of 24 episodes.
The high-octane saga reunites the Emmy Award-winning team of executive producer Howard Gordon; star and executive producer Kiefer Sutherland; co-creator Robert Cochran; executive producers Evan Katz, Manny Coto, David Fury and Brian Grazer; and executive producer and director Jon Cassar.
Set and shot in London, the suspenseful event series once again will follow the exploits of heroic agent Jack Bauer (Sutherland), as he attempts to thwart an unthinkable terrorist attack that could change the world forever. Retaining the real-time, nail-biting, fast-paced format with split screens and interweaving storylines, the highly-anticipated series also stars Mary Lynn Rajskub ("Firewall"), Kim Raver ("Revolution") and William Devane ("The Dark Knight Rises") reprising their original roles. Newcomers to the drama series include Yvonne Strahovski ("Dexter"), Giles Matthey ("Jobs"), Gbenga Akinnagbe ("The Wire"), Michael Wincott ("The Crow") and Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe Award winner Judy Davis ("Life with Judy Garland").
I'm excited to see Kiefer Sutherland back in the role, which I think is a career defining one for the actor. Why fight it, right? It's cool if Sutherland wants to run off and do other projects, but in the long run I think he'll mostly be remembered for the badassery he brought to the role of Jack Bauer more than anything. Maybe his mullet vampire in LOST BOYS, too.
24: Live Another Day debuts on Monday, May 5, 2014 at 8:00 PM ET/PT.