Jack Bauer returns on May 1 (2014)
The latest teaser trailer for 24: Live Another Day has been revealed. Click below to watch.
The new 12-part instalment of the show, which is set in London, will see Kiefer Sutherland reprise his role as Jack Bauer for the first time since 2010. The series will be broadcast in the UK on Sky One.
Stephen Fry will also star in the show, with the comedic actor set to play British Prime Minister Trevor Davies. His character will go head-to-head with US President James Heller, played by William Devane, due to an international crisis.
Speaking about the series, Sutherland said: “24 has always had such a global sensibility. But to be able to tell this intense 24-style story with the beauty of Europe’s history and architecture as the backdrop is going to be fascinating. Hopefully, by the time you’re finished watching an episode, you’ll feel like you’ve been there… on the edge of your seat.”
During its original run between 2001 and 2010, 24 was known for its innovative method of “real-time storytelling”, with each 24-episode season covering 24 hours in the life of Jack Bauer. Explaining previously how the new condensed series will be paced, showrunner Howard Gordon said: “We’re going to take advantage of the time. The story will be 12 hours over a day, but we’ll take advantage of the fact that we can go from seven o’clock to nine o’clock.”
24: Live Another Day will focus on Bauer’s escapades while he is being hunted by a CIA agent (Chuck’s Yvonne Strahovski). Previous cast members Mary Lynn Rajskub and Kim Raver are also all set to return.