24: Live Another Day
|24: Live Another Day|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||12 (List of episodes)|
|Running time||43 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Imagine Entertainment
20th Century Fox Television
Real Time Productions
Teakwood Lane Productions
|Picture format||720p (HDTV)|
|Original airing||May 5, 2014|
24: Live Another Day is an upcoming 24 limited event television series. Set four years after the events of season 8, the series will loosely adhere to the real time concept; while it will still cover the events of a single day with each episode corresponding to an hour, there will be jumps forward in time between certain episodes. The series will begin with a two-hour premiere on May 5, 2014.
Four years after dishing out his own brand of justice and evading capture, Jack Bauer finds himself on the run in London; once again, he attempts to thwart a global disaster. Meanwhile, Jack's closest confidante Chloe O'Brian has been aiding and abetting the federal fugitive.
Cast and characters
- Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer — An ex-CTU (Counter Terrorist Unit) agent who is extremely proficient and experienced in tactical field operations and highly successful in obtaining results. As Jack continues to be largely responsible for the prevention of multiple terrorist attacks in the United States and abroad, he suffers great personal expense and is deeply affected by the actions he takes. These actions include frequent use of torture and killings, often because of betrayals that resulted in the targeting of people close to Jack.
- Mary Lynn Rajskub as Chloe O'Brian — A brilliant systems analyst who is loyal to Jack and willing to risk her job and freedom in order to go along with his "ends justify the means" mentality. Chloe was last seen as Interim CTU Director. In an extended scene of the season 8 DVD, she is seen being arrested by the FBI in her home for helping Jack escape the authorities.
- Kim Raver as Audrey Boudreau — A committed and passionate woman with a tragic past, who fell in love with Jack. She was last seen in the final scenes of season 6, when Jack realized he had to say goodbye to a catatonic Audrey. She is currently married to her father's Chief of Staff, Mark Boudreau.
- William Devane as President James Heller — Served as Secretary of Defense of the United States and is also Audrey's father. When last seen, Heller convinced Jack to leave Audrey alone after he saw him as a threat to her well-being.
- Michael Wincott as Adrian Cross — An 'infamous hacker', a charismatic hacker and a leader of the free information movement.
- Giles Matthey as Jordan Reed — A smart and sophisticated CIA computer tech.
Recurring and guest cast
- Stephen Fry as Trevor Davies — The British Prime Minister; a strong and charismatic leader whose friendship with President Heller comes under tremendous pressure because of personal and political crises.
- Colin Salmon as General Coburn — An intelligent, powerful and fiercely loyal man who does not suffer fools no matter what rank.
- Charles Furness
- Mandeep Dhillon
Development and production
In May 2013, Deadline.com first reported that Fox was considering a limited-run "event series" for 24 based on a concept by Howard Gordon, after failed efforts to produce the 24 feature film and the cancellation of Kiefer Sutherland's series Touch. David Fury confirmed on Twitter that he would also be involved, pulling "double duty" with Gordon's new series Tyrant. The following week, Fox officially announced 24: Live Another Day, a limited-run series of twelve episodes that would feature the return of Jack Bauer. Fox CEO Kevin Reilly said that the series would essentially represent the twelve "most important" hours of a typical 24 season, with jumps forward between hours as needed. As with the rest of Fox's push into event programming, the production will have "a big scope and top talent and top marketing budgets."
In the press release, Gordon said:
|“||Jack Bauer has always been an exciting, thrilling character, and I confess that I’ve missed him. I think the audience has too. The character has evolved through the years, and this new and exciting event series format is perfect to tell the next chapter of his story and continue to reflect how the world is changing. Fans can rest assured that the Jack they know and love will be back.||”|
Kiefer Sutherland, who was confirmed to executive produce and star in the new series, added:
|“||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.||”|
In June 2013, it was announced that Jon Cassar was signed on as executive producer and director of Live Another Day, directing six of the twelve episodes. Executive producers and writers Robert Cochran, Manny Coto and Evan Katz also return. Gordon, Katz, and Coto serve as co-showrunners. Sean Callery returns as the music composer for the series. The writing process began on July 1, 2013, with David Fury pitching the first episode, which was tentatively titled "6:30-7:30." The season's storyline begins and ends at 12:00 pm and is referred to as "Day 9". On July 11, 2013, executive producer Brian Grazer announced in an interview that the 24 miniseries would "be a limited series that would then spin off into a series itself. Fox is doing it, Fox studio and Fox network, and we're totally thrilled by that." In October 2013, it was confirmed the series would be set and filmed in London, England, United Kingdom. Pre-production and location scouting by the crew, including Jon Cassar, began in November 2013. The production offices for Live Another Day were based in the Gillette Building in west London, previously used for films such as Red 2. Production began on January 6, 2014.
Filming of a promotional video was shot on January 22, 2014, with filming beginning for the series on January 26. The first teaser for the show aired on Sky1 on January 22, 2014, but did not show any new footage. The first American trailer, titled "Street Chaos", followed four 10-second teasers during Super Bowl XLVIII on February 2, 2014. The footage shows Jack Bauer helping Chloe O'Brian escape recent carnage in London and firing a gun while screaming at someone offscreen. The first promotional image from the series was published in #1300 of Entertainment Weekly on February 20, 2014. In March, another promo with actual footage was released, showing the President of the United States arriving in London; Bauer being spotted there on camera by the CIA; and him telling Chloe that, if an assassination attempt is made on the President, World War III might be launched, so "there's no going home" for him.
Kiefer Sutherland was immediately cast as Jack Bauer on May 13, 2013. Mary Lynn Rajskub was announced as the second official cast member in August 2013, reprising her role as Chloe O'Brian. In October 2013, it was confirmed that Kim Raver and William Devane would reprise their roles as Audrey Raines and James Heller, respectively.
On November 19, 2013, it was announced that veteran film actor Michael Wincott had joined the cast in the role of Adrian, an infamous hacker. On December 14, 2013, David Fury sent out a pair of tweets suggesting that Carlos Bernard could return to portray Tony Almeida. On December 19, 2013, it was announced that three-time Primetime Emmy Award winner Judy Davis had joined the cast in the role of Margot, a British national and the widow of a notorious terrorist. However, on February 4, it was announced that Davis had exited the role for "personal family matters"; the role was recast with Michelle Fairley on February 11. On December 20, 2013, Gbenga Akinnagbe and Giles Matthey were cast as series regulars, playing CIA agents Erik Ritter and Jordan Reed, respectively. On January 10, Duncan Pow and Joseph Millson were cast in unspecified roles. On January 13, at a TCA panel discussing the show, it was announced that Yvonne Strahovski would play CIA Agent Kate Morgan. On January 15, Benjamin Bratt was cast as Steve Navarro, the head of CIA operations tracking Jack Bauer in London. On January 21, Tate Donovan was cast as Heller's Chief of Staff and the husband of Audrey Raines. On January 24, Stephen Fry was cast as the British Prime Minister Trevor Davies. On the same day, relatively unknown actor Charles Furness was cast in a "small guest part". On January 26, Ross McCall was revealed to have acted in Live Another Day by Jon Cassar. On January 27, John Boyega was cast as a computer tech who flies drones for the military. On January 28, Mandeep Dhillon was cast in an unspecified role. On February 3, Colin Salmon was cast as General Coburn, a US general. On February 5, Branko Tomović was cast in an unspecified role. On February 7, Tamer Hassan was cast in an unspecified role.
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Production
|1||"Day 9: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m."||Jon Cassar||Evan Katz & Manny Coto||May 5, 2014||9AFF01|
|2||"Day 9: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m."||Jon Cassar||Robert Cochran & David Fury||May 5, 2014||9AFF02|
|3||Adam Kane||May 12, 2014||9AFF03|
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