'24: Live Another Day' Limited Series Officially Picked up By FOX

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May 12th, 2013

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UPDATE: (5/13)FOX has confirmed a 12-episode run. Episodes will "skip" hours based on the plot. Will "probably" premiere in early May.

Now with official press release:

 

NEW ACTION-PACKED EVENT SERIES “24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY”

TO RESTART ICONIC CLOCK IN SUMMER 2014 ON FOX

 

Kiefer Sutherland to Return as JACK BAUER in New Event Series

Produced by 20th Century Fox Television, Imagine Television and Howard Gordon’s Teakwood Lane Productions

 

FOX has ordered 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY, a thrilling new tent-pole event series set to restart the clock on the groundbreaking and Emmy Award-winning drama franchise starring Kiefer Sutherland. Produced by 20th Century Fox Television, Imagine Television and Howard Gordon’s Teakwood Lane Productions, 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY will make its historic debut in the summer of 2014 on FOX.

 

The announcement was made this morning by Kevin Reilly, Chairman, Fox Broadcasting Company; Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen, Twentieth Century Fox Television; and Brian Grazer, Chairman, Imagine Entertainment.

 

The high-octane saga will reunite showrunner Howard Gordon with Sutherland and retain the real-time, pulse-pounding, fast-paced format with split screens and complex interweaving storylines, with 12 episodes representing 24 hours. The suspenseful event series once again follows the exploits of heroic agent JACK BAUER (Sutherland), who will resume his story several years following the events of the final season.

 

“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,” said Reilly. “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.”

 

“When Howard came to us saying he had an idea for a new chapter of ‘24,’ he quite simply had us at ‘hello,’” remarked 20th Century Fox Television Chairmen Gary Newman and Dana Walden. “’24’ is a signature series for this studio, beloved by critics and audiences worldwide. Howard’s idea to revive the franchise as an event series couldn’t be timelier, and with the brilliant Kiefer Sutherland on board to reprise his iconic role, we can’t wait to get started.”

 

Added Imagine Television Chairman Brian Grazer, “I'm both excited and proud that Howard, Kiefer, and I, along with ours partners at 20th and Fox, have this new opportunity to give ‘24’ fans what they've been asking for – more Jack Bauer. It's been my experience that people love Jack Bauer because he's a guy who cuts through the red tape and gets the hardest things done. I am certain 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY will again have a huge impact on our culture.”

“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.”

 

“Jack Bauer has always been an exciting, thrilling character, and I confess that I’ve missed him. I think the audience has too,” said executive producer Howard Gordon who served as showrunner for most of the series’ run and won multiple Emmy Awards for his work. “The character has evolved through the years, and this new and exciting event series format is perfect to tell the next chapter of his story and continue to reflect how the world is changing. Fans can rest assured that the Jack they know and love will be back.”

 

Originally premiering November 6, 2001, ‘24’ was nominated for a total of 73 Emmy Awards, winning for Outstanding Drama Series in 2006. Over eight seasons, Kiefer Sutherland garnered seven Emmy Award nominations and one win for Outstanding Lead Actor – Drama Series. While the series gained global recognition, Sutherland’s portrayal of the legendary character penetrated the American psyche like no other dramatic television character to become part of the cultural lexicon.

 

24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY is a production of 20th Century Fox Television and Imagine Television in association with Teakwood Lane Productions. Howard Gordon, Brian Grazer and Kiefer Sutherland will executive produce, along with an additional team to be announced. The original series, which had its last American broadcast on May 24, 2010, was created by Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran.

 

 

 
  • DonJ1973

    If Gordon is behind this, he’s going to have to bring back a lot of the old 24 writers and crew. This is going to take some time to get off the ground. I think if it gets greenlit, they could feasibly start production this Fall or Winter for a late Spring, Summmer 2014 premiere.

  • DonJ1973

    @Mauro…I read it means it’s a new self contained story arc. Sometimes plots, characters carried over from season to season.

  • DonJ1973

    There is no way Gordon can do it this summer since he’s working on Homeland.

  • The End

    @DonJ1973

    I thought the same, realistically there’s no way any 24 revival show will be on during 2013.

  • Vanquished

    I really hope they bring it back. They screwed it over by not giving it even a full season to wrap it up.

  • DonJ1973

    The key for this getting off the ground is obviously the money they are willing to pay Kiefer. The cheap bastards at the Film side obviously weren’t willing to pay him. Considering that Jack Bauer was such an iconic character in TV and pop culture. I hope Kevin Reilly is willing to bust out the checkbook with lots of zeros.

  • The End

    They will also need to rebuild sets and stuff too. Don’t forget that. It all costs money.

  • Azalea

    They can just make new sets as they destroy CTU in ep1. Again.

  • Ashley

    Yes..yes…yes!!!!!!! The best thing I’ve heard from Fox in forever!!! Now if only they’d bring back The Secret Cirlcle and Firefly. I would be in TV Heaven.

  • Billiam904

    Well, this means that instead of a movie, we get another partial season of ’24’. Kiefer put off making the movie due to ‘Touch’ last year…

  • shawn

    OMG……I LOVE THIS SHOW!! I miss it!!

  • Phil

    Either Touch gets renewed or 24 comes back!

  • RMH

    I think they should just stick with making a 24 movie.

  • Wright

    Well that’s good news. Bring Chloe back too. You can’t have 24 without Chloe.

  • The End

    @partial season of ’24?.

    Everything starts somewhere. With the level of investment needed to get 24 off the ground, you can bet your ass that Fox will be looking longer term with this and not just a one season and done. Assuming the ratings allow further seasons/more episodes picked up.

  • Coffee Steve

    Hope so, one of my favorite shows

  • Bick

    ANYTHING is better than “Jake…help me out here Jake.” or…”Jake…where are you going?”

  • Matt

    That would be AmAzInG!!!!! One of my favorite shows ever… The only reason I like kiefer

  • Matt

    @Wright

    I agree… Chloe FTW

    If happy endings gets canceled and not picked up on another channel they should look into bringing his daughter back too

  • DonJ1973

    David Fury, who was a writer on 24, posted on Twitter that he’s involved and it will be 12 episodes.

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