Next month, Jack Bauer (Keifer Sutherland) will return to television with FOX’s 24: Live Another Day, a 12-episode update of the acclaimed espionage thriller series. Set four years after the explosive events of 24‘s eighth and final season, Live Another Day finds Jack laying low in Europe, still hounded by the CIA. When he catches wind of a planned terrorist attack in London, the former agent leaps into action, determined to prevent global chaos even as his pursuers draw closer.
FOX has unveiled a decidedly cinematic trailer for the series today, which reveals a lot more about the set-up for Live Another Day, as well as new additions to the cast. Check it out below:
For newcomers to the series, season eight saw Jack slaughter high-ranking members of the Russian government who were involved in a shadowy conspiracy. In Live Another Day, the CIA is clearly still holding a grudge; Chuck alum Yvonne Strahovski joins the cast as Kate Morgan, a CIA field operative in London who finds herself repeatedly at odds with Bauer.
Fans of 24 will likely be excited to see that analyst Chloe O’Brian (Mary Lynn Rajskub) is returning to assist Jack in his mission, albeit with a grungy, gothic new look reminiscent of Noomi Rapace’s Lisbeth Salander in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Kim Raver and William Devane are also returning as Jack’s season six love interest Audrey Raines (last seen in a coma) and Audrey’s father, President James Heller, who finds himself at the center of a nefarious terrorist plot, respectively.
Other new cast members include Benjamin Bratt, Tate Donovan, Michelle Fairley, Stephen Fry, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Giles Matthey and John Boyega.
24: Live Another Day arrives May 5th. Will you be tuning in?
Set and shot in London, the suspenseful event series once again will follow the exploits of heroic agent JACK BAUER (Sutherland). 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 NAVARRO (Benjamin Bratt, “Law & Order”); CIA agent KATE MORGAN (Yvonne Strahovski, “Dexter”), who is both resourceful and ruthless; JORDAN REED (Giles Matthey, “Jobs”), a smart and sophisticated CIA computer tech; and ERIK RITTER (Gbenga Akinnagbe, “The Wire”), a sharp, strong and arrogant field operative. Calling the shots is JAMES HELLER (William Devane, “The Dark Knight Rises”), now President of the United States. Heller is flanked by his Chief of Staff MARK BOUDREAU (Tate Donovan, “Damages”), who is married to Heller’s daughter – Jack’s former flame, AUDREY (Kim Raver, “Revolution”). Meanwhile, a hardened CHLOE O’BRIAN (Mary Lynn Rajskub, “Firewall”), Bauer’s CTU confidante, is now working underground with high-profile hacker ADRIAN CROSS (Michael Wincott, “The Crow”). Guest stars on 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY include Golden Globe Award nominee Stephen Fry (“Alice in Wonderland,” BONES) and Michelle Fairley (“Game of Thrones”). The harrowing day will have Jack attempting to thwart an unthinkable terrorist attack that could change the world forever.