’24’ Returns to Television Next Summer
12 brand-new episodes of 24 will premiere next summer on Fox, according to the network.
Despite ending in May 2010 after eight seasons and 73 Emmy nominations, it’s been confirmed that Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) will take his paranoia-inducing adventures to London for 12 episodes of 24: Live Another Day.
“‘24’ has always had such a global sensibility,” Sutherland said in a press release. “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.”
Co-showrunner and executive producer Manny Coto added, “Jack is soon back on the run and it takes us into the streets of London and in places that break new ground for the show. We’ve shot in New York, Washington, Los Angeles and Cape Town — but now we’re in London and Jack’s loose on the streets of Europe, hunted by and hunting bad guys.”
Sutherland will service as executive producer for the new episodes, alongside Brian Grazer and Howard Gordon.