Monday, January 13, 2014

'24: Live Another Day" to premiere May 5

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Fox announced today that 24: Live Another Day (doesn't that sound like a James Bond movie title?) will premiere May 5 at 8 p.m. with a two-hour episode. Once again, Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) will be barking threats and orders like no one's business in the 12-episode series, which takes place in London four years after the series ended with Jack vanishing into the wind and Chloe (Mary Lynn Rajskub) choking back tears.

Jack, still a fugitive on the run finds himself --what else? -- trying to stop another terrorist threat. Man, that kind of nasty business really follow him around. If Jack had a family and took them to Disneyland for vacation, odds are shady guys with funny last names who spoke very little English would probably be at the park that day, too, trying to blow it up.

Joining the cast is Yvonne Strahovski (Dexter) as Kate Morgan, an impulsive, but brilliant CIA agent on Jack's trail. Hmmmm....that character description almost sounds like  Homeland's bipolar Carrie Mathinson.

Sutherland admitted he's a little nervous about returning to play Jack. He shouldn't. I'm sure it took Sutherland as much time to slip back into character as he does for him to yell, "Where's the bomb?"

While Fox only brought back the series -- one of TV' all-time best -- for a dozen episodes, if Live Another Day does well, the network is open to bringing back Jack for more terrorist chasing badassness.