“I’m Back, Dammit!” Those three words feature heavily on the latest cover of Entertainment Weekly as Kiefer Sutherland’s Jack Bauer makes his explosive return in 12-episode event series 24: Live Another Day after being off the small screen for four years.
Talking to the site, the actor had this to say about returning to the role of the iconic former CTU Agent after such a long time: “It was very stressful, making the choice to come back,” he revealed. “That sense of responsibility to the show has not dissipated at all. When we started out, I said to [director Jon Cassar] to watch me like a hawk. If there was something that wasn’t feeling right, don’t wait to see if it works its way out. I was very scared I couldn’t remember Jack. It had been awhile.”
Also below is a new featurette focusing on the return of 24, along with a promo which contains a few never before seen snippets of footage. Are you looking forward to 24: Live Another Day? Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comment section below!
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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, Brian Grazer and director Jon Cassar. It also will retain the real-time, pulse-pounding, fast-paced format with split screens and interweaving storylines. Set and shot in London, the suspenseful event series once again will follow the exploits of heroic agent Jack Bauer.
Four years ago, Jack was a fugitive from justice. Now an exile, he nevertheless is willing to risk his life and freedom to avert yet another global disaster. Tracking Jack are CIA head Steve Harris; CIA agent Kate Morgan, who is both resourceful and ruthless; Jordan Reed, a smart and sophisticated CIA computer tech; and Erik Ritter, a sharp, strong and arrogant field operative. Calling the shots is James Heller, now President of the United States. Heller is flanked by his Chief of Staff Mark Boudreau, who is married to Heller’s daughter — Jack’s former flame, Audrey. Meanwhile, a hardened Chloe O’Brian, Bauer’s CTU confidante, is now working underground with high-profile hacker Adrian Cros.
Guest stars on 24: Live Another Day include Michelle Fairley and Golden Globe Award nominee Stephen Fry. The harrowing day will have Jack attempting to thwart an unthinkable terrorist attack that could change the world forever.
24: Live Another Day is set to debut in the US with a special two-hour premiere on Monday, May 5th, while a UK air date is expected to be announced shortly.
Source: Entertainment Weekly