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Jon Cassar, an original producer and director from 24, is returning for the upcoming event series 24: Live Another Day, Entertainment Weekly reports.

"Considering I was not involved in Season 8, this new 24 event series gives me the chance for closure on a show that is very important to me," Cassar, who won two Emmys for the series, said. Added producer and showrunner Howard Gordon: "Jon was a profoundly integral part of 24 creatively and culturally. It doesn't feel like it would be 24 without him, and we're all just really thrilled to be working with him again."

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The 12-episode event series is slated to return in May 2014 and run through the summer. Kiefer Sutherland will reprise his starring role as CTU agent Jack Bauer.