24 and Jack Bauer are to return to UK screens on Sky 1 later this year.
The Emmy award-winning drama will film in London next month for the latest series, entitled 24: Live Another Day, after a four year absence.
I’m delighted that Jack and the team at 24 are returning exclusively to Sky 1 HD. The scale, ambition and fast-paced energy of the series epitomize everything we look for in a drama for the channel. I can’t wait to bring it back to our customers. – Adam MacDonald, Director, Sky 1 HD
The drama will once more follow Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer for this event series with a thrilling international adventure.
Breaking from the usual formula, the series will restart the clock for a limited run of twelve episodes. Mary Lynn Rajskub will reprise her memorable role as Chloe, William Devane stars as James Heller and Kim Raver will play Audrey Raines. Howard Gordon is returning to executive produce and Jon Cassar, who produced and directed 24 from seasons 2 to 7, will also return to executive produce and direct episodes. Evan Katz and Manny Coto will serve as show runners and executive producers.
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. – Kiefer Sutherland
The deal sees Sky 1 air the latest goings on in 24: Live Another Day as well as Sky customers able to revisit all the previous episodes of 24 via the On Demand service. Between 2001 and 2010 eight series were produced.