Announcing the show’s limited return, Kevin Reilly, Chairman, Fox Broadcasting Company, stated: “It’s great to have Jack back. 24 redefined the drama genre, and as we reimagine the television miniseries, this iconic show will again break new ground for the network. The series remains a global sensation, and everyone at FOX is thrilled to be back at work with Kiefer, Howard and the incredibly creative 24 team.”
And Imagine Television Chairman Brian Grazer said, “I’m both excited and proud that Howard, Kiefer, and I, along with ours partners at 20th and Fox, have this new opportunity to give 24 fans what they’ve been asking for – more Jack Bauer. It’s been my experience that people love Jack Bauer because he’s a guy who cuts through the red tape and gets the hardest things done. I am certain 24: Live Another Day will again have a huge impact on our culture.”
“The response to 24 is unlike anything I have ever experienced as an actor before,” added Sutherland. “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.”
24 last aired on May 24, 2010, putting an end to its eight season award-winning run. Over the course of the series 24 was nominated for 73 Emmys, winning multiple awards including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Supporting Actress (Cherry Jones), Outstanding Director (Jon Cassar), and Outstanding Lead Actor (Kiefer Sutherland).
The new series will “restart the clock,” presenting 12 episodes representing 24 hours. According to the network, “the suspenseful event series once again follows the exploits of heroic agent Jack Bauer, who will resume his story several years following the events of the final season.”
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