UPDATED 24: Live Another Day start date

News Louisa Mellor 7 Apr 2014 - 06:12
Jack Bauer in 24

Jack Bauer is returning to Fox on the 5th of May 2014 with 24: Live Another Day...

UPDATE: Sky One has confirmed that 24: Live Another Day will start with a double-bill on Wednesday the 7th of May.

FURTHER UPDATE: It's now been confirmed that the UK premiere of 24: Live Another Day will be simulcast with the US airing. That means the first episode will show on Sky One at 1am on Tuesday the 6th of May, to match its US FOX premiere on Monday the 5th of May.

A two-hour special will open 24: Live Another Day, the twelve-part vehicle for Jack Bauer's return to TV. Starting on Monday the 5th of May at 8pm in the US, the London-set series is business as usual for Bauer, who'll be attempting to stop "an unthinkable terrorist attack that could change the world forever".

Returning alongside Kiefer Sutherland will be Mary Lynn Rajskub as the CTU's Chloe O'Brian and Kim Raver as Audrey Raines, with William Devane as politician James Heller. New cast members include Dexter's Yvonne Strahovski and The Wire's Gbenga Akinnagbe.

Following the 5th of May premiere, 24: Live Another Day will air on Mondays at 9pm. Read more about the limited series on Den of Geek, here.

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Isn't the premiere date 5th of May, not 5th of March?

Yes, 5th of May.

Looking forward to this. I hear they've cast Richie C and Andrew Scott as the terrorists performing "unthinkable" acts...

Who downvoted this?

WHO DOWNVOTED THIS?!

WHO THE HELL DOWNVOTED THIS COMMENT, DAMN IT??!?!!

*finds downvoter via extremely violent means*

... I'm gonna need a hacksaw.

So what exactly constitutes an "unthinkable" terrorist act in the 24 universe now? A deadly toxin smuggled into the nation's newborn babies that mutates them into exploding inside-out nano-spiders that run rampant and tear down the country's infrastructure...

... as a diversionary tactic while the UK Prime Minister executes a huge conspiracy resulting in the theft of a nuclear device (there's always a bloody nuclear device)...

... which explodes, destroying an entire hemisphere of the world, which is actually just a cover for all of the previously-murdered 24 bad guys (plus a newly-evil traitor from the new series) to come back from the dead, hijack a new government space satellite weapon and BLOW UP THE WHOLE WORLD?

Actually, who cares? All I really want to know is whether Jack Bauer is going to spend as much time in this series saying that dreadful things are happening "on British soil" as he has previously spent saying that dreadful things are happening "on American soil". 'Cos it doesn't quite have the same ring.

Yvonne Strahovski?! Count me in!

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I'd be up for that. As long as I'm 500 yards away from Andrew Scott at all times then that should work! ;-)

I loved 24 when it started but got really annoyed when his daughter's foot got caught in the cougar trap... then trapped in a bunker... etc! So is each future episode one hour or two hours? Is it 24...or, in fact.... 13?!

guys, seriously. A joke is a joke, but can you at least stick to trolling the sherlock related articles with this stuff?

24 was the perfect example of a series that stretched on for longer than it should of, and ended just in time to not ruin its legacy.... but a new series????.... and possibly a film????.... Really!?!?.... Why????

Here's the plot - Richie C explodes when he gets within 500 yards of Andrew Scott. Jason Statham is the Prime Minister using the ensuing chaos to force his conspiracy into action. And Jack Bauer discovers that his mobile connects to O2 when he's in the UK and he doesn't have any signal - Dammit!

Noooope.

Jack Bauer with no phone signal?!

The Earth is doomed.

Given that I got 24 fatigue to such an extent that I still haven't watched beyond episode 2 of the final season, I'd be hard pressed to say I'm really looking forward to this. The only novelty will be the setting and, in particular, what hilarious "British" aspects they can add for no apparent reason (see the Friends episodes set in London for my favourite examples of the type of thing I'm talking about). Other than that, I'd expect the usual formula (a mole in CTU, Jack going dark, Jack torturing someone, Chloe getting stroppy and surly with someone/everyone, Audrey crying/staring into space, some new semi-likeable character dying pointlessly, the supposed villain in episode 1 truning out to be working for a bigger villain come episode 9 or 10, you know, the usual) but shorter (so maybe less of the Adventures of Kim Bauer, which is no bad thing).

So when is it airing at a normal time in the UK

"Dexter's Yvonne Strahovski" will always be "Chuck's Yvonne Strahovski" to me.

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