FOX Announces Return of ’24’ with 12 New Episodes
NEW YORK (WGGB) – Jack Bauer is set to return to television next summer.
Monday, FOX announced that Kiefer Sutherland will return as the iconic character when “24: Live Another Day” debuts in the summer of 2014.
“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,” says Kevin Reilly, Chairman of FOX Broadcasting.
FOX adds that the show will be comprised of 12 episodes, representing 24 hours, and will “retain the real-time, pulse-pounding, fast-paced format with split screens and complex interweaving storylines.”
The series will also resume Bauer’s story several years following the events of the final season of ’24.’
Sutherland says in a statement, “The response to ‘24’ is unlike anything I have ever experienced as an actor before. 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.”