When 24 ended its television run in 2010, the producers made no secret of their desire to continue the adventures of Kiefer Sutherland’s Jack Bauer in a feature film. However, after a few years of script development, the project had stalled and the movie seemed like less of a reality as time wore on. So what do you do when you can’t get a 24 movie off the ground? Bring the show back, of course. Producers are indeed resurrecting Jack for another adventure, but instead of a two-hour movie, it’s in the form of a 12-hour limited series event. In a bit of a nod to the proposed film, a “theatrical trailer” for 24: Live Another Day has been released that highlights Jack’s latest murderous tendencies, which find him in London thwarting an attack on the President of the United States.
Hit the jump to watch the new 24: Live Another Day trailer. The series also stars Mary Lynn Rajskub, Kim Raver, Benjamin Bratt, William Devane, Tate Donovan, Yvonne Strahovski, Stephen Fry, and Michelle Fairley. 24: Live Another Day premieres on Fox on May 12th.
Here’s the official synopsis for 24: Live Another Day:
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.