It may have taken a circuitous route, but on Monday, Fox's 24 franchise will air its 200th episode.
"It's fantastic," series co-creator and executive producer Robert Cochran told reporters of reaching milestone. "It's something that makes us very humble and very thankful for the fans around the world... that have supported us all these years. I can promise you when we started the show, this thing wasn't even in our minds. We were trying to get to Episode 2. We're very thankful for it." ....
Although Fox's 24: Live Another Day has been billed as an all-new, 12-episode event series, the latest iteration of the Jack Bauer saga will feel very familiar to fans of the ticking-clock action series.
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But there is one key difference: After waging a one-man war against members of the Russian government and disappearing off the grid, Jack (Kiefer Sutherland) is now a wanted man. "Jack's in exile in a way he hasn't been before," executive producer Evan Katz tells TVGuide.com....
At this point, can anything stop Jack Bauer? For eight punishing seasons, the toughest man in TV weathered explosives, torture, his daughter's kidnapping, his own kidnapping, the deaths of his wife and a girlfriend, the murders of his best friend and various bosses, and enough nuclear suitcases, psychos — and, oh, that damned ticking clock! — to send lesser heroes scampering off to a safe house (or an early grave).
Even 24's series finale in 2010 could not keep our hero down. 24: Live Another Day brings Jack back for 12 new installments of murder, madness and more awkward eye contact with intelligence analyst Chloe O'Brian (Mary Lynn Rajskub). Picking up four years later, with the action moved to London, the show...
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Jack Bauer is back and more explosive than ever.
As part of Fox's Super Bowl ads Sunday, the network debuted the first full-length promo for its upcoming 12-episode limited series 24: Live Another Day. The teaser features Jack (Kiefer Sutherland) carrying a very goth-looking Chloe (Mary Lynn Rajskub) in a fiery London street, culminating with Jack shooting at someone off in the distance.
Premiering Monday, May 5 with a two-hour opener, 24: Live Another Day will pick up four years later with Jack as we left him in the series finale: a fugitive. Chloe is now a radical Edward Snowden-type working against the government leading to an antagonistic dynamic between the one-time allies.