Fox has announced that 24: Live Another Day will have a special two-hour premiere on May 5, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. EST. The series will then move to its regular time slot of 9:00 p.m. EST the following week, May 12 2014.
24: Live Another Day is a limited television series follow up to the original 24. Kiefer Sutherland will reprise his iconic role as counterterrorism operative Jack Bauer. Here’s Fox’s official description.
The iconic pulse-pounding clock resets when 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY premieres with a special two-hour television event Monday, May 5 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), and makes its time period premiere the following week on Monday, May 12 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). The high-octane saga reunites the Emmy Award-winning team of executive producer Howard Gordon; star and executive producer Kiefer Sutherland; co-creator Robert Cochran; executive producers Evan Katz, Manny Coto, David Fury and Brian Grazer; and executive producer and director Jon Cassar. Set and shot in London, the suspenseful event series once again will follow the exploits of heroic agent JACK BAUER (Sutherland), as he attempts to thwart an unthinkable terrorist attack that could change the world forever. Retaining the real-time, nail-biting, fast-paced format with split screens and interweaving storylines, the highly-anticipated series also stars Mary Lynn Rajskub (“Firewall”), Kim Raver (“Revolution”) and William Devane (“The Dark Knight Rises”) reprising their original roles. Newcomers to the drama series include Yvonne Strahovski (“Dexter”), Giles Matthey (“Jobs”), Gbenga Akinnagbe (“The Wire”), Michael Wincott (“The Crow”) and Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe Award winner Judy Davis (“Life with Judy Garland”).
The original 24 television series became a hit through its high intensity, “real-time” storytelling that covered 24 hours of Jack Bauer’s life in each episode of a 24-episode season. 24: Live Another Day will utilize a modified version of that storytelling method, using 12 episodes to show the most important hours of what would normally be covered in a 24-episode season.