Fox have announced that the adrenaline fuelled, ground breaking series, 24 will once again be exploding on to our screens in 2014. Showrunner Howard Gordon and star Kiefer Sutherland will reunite for 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY, which will be in the ‘event series,’ format. One season only with no plans to continue as an on-going series. Whereas previous seasons were comprised of twenty-four episodes, with each episode representing one hour in a day, the new series will have twelve episodes representing twenty-four hours.
However, Fox have promised that the series will still retain the real-time, pulse-pounding, fast-paced format with split screens and complex interweaving storylines. Also the story will catch up with Jack Bauer several years after the events of the final season, and will not be a reboot, so you can release that sigh of relief.
In a press release Fox Broadcasting Company Chairman Kevin Reilly said, “It’s great to have Jack back. 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,” noted Sutherland. “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.”
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