There are a lot of new plot details revealed – at least in regards to where we find Kiefer Sutherland’s Jack Bauer at the start of the 12 episode event series – and it really does appear as if that tables have turned when he’s labelled a terrorist and threatened with torture!
With the action now set in London, Jack’s main goal in 24: Live Another Day appears to be saving the President and avoiding a World War, all while attempting to clear his name.
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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.