Jack is back! Fox has announced the return of the fan favorite series 24, but not in the format many would expect.
Slated for May 2014, 24: Live Another Day will be an event series in a focused format of just 12 episodes. Each will air in chronological order but will skip hours. If all goes well, the action-packed thriller could become the new summer blockbuster, with sequels returning every year.
Since the series went off the air in 2010, a movie had been on every fan’s mind. But those at Fox found a film just couldn’t do the show justice. “As they got into the feature film, I think they all agree 24 being compressed into two hours is not 24,” said Fox Entertainment President Kevin Reilly.
Casting details are slim save for the fact that Kiefer Sutherland will return as Bauer. “The response to 24 is unlike anything I have ever experienced as an actor before,” he said in a statement. “To have the chance to reunite with the character, Jack Bauer, is like finding a lost friend…Make no mistake, my goal is to knock your socks off.”
We can’t wait to see what heinous plots Bauer unravels next summer. Let the countdown begin!