New ’24: Live Another Day’ Trailer: Jack Bauer Fights for Redemption

Published 1 year ago by

Few television shows have reflected the cultural zeitgeist of their times as well as 24. Reaching its apex during the paranoid, fear-addled years after 9/11, 24 built a complex world of terrorist conspiracies, traitorous plots, painful compromises, and broken morality. The  downward spiral of Agent Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) coincided with the United States’ own internal struggles.

After several years off the airwaves, the ethically gray world of Bauer will return this May with the limited miniseries 24: Live Another Day. A new, full-length trailer released by Fox shows not only the world-shaking stakes of Bauer’s new mission, it also provides a look at a rogue agent seen as a mad dog by his own countrymen.

Though the preview contains footage already seen in shorter trailers, it also expands considerably on the background of the series. 24: Live Another Day will definitely continue the tradition of using timely events to fuel its plot. In this case, both the impetus and method of its terrorist plot appear to be rooted in drone warfare.

24 Live Another Day Jack Bauer New 24: Live Another Day Trailer: Jack Bauer Fights for Redemption

The real meat of the preview lies in the depiction of Bauer himself, who has broken so many rules and gone off the reservation so many times over the years that the United States has finally washed its hands of him. Though Bauer himself states that he has gone too far to ever earn back the trust of his nation, one gets the sense that 24: Live Another Day may end up being his chance at redemption.

That said, the 24 franchise has made a habit of subverting and avoiding this kind of expected character arc. Though the outcome of the show’s assassination plot will no doubt thrill audiences, the real question is where Jack Bauer will land at the end of it all.

In addition to Sutherland, 24: Live Another Day will star Benjamin Bratt (Modern Family), William Devane (Interstellar), Mary Lynn Rajskub (Safety Not Guaranteed), Tate Donovan (Argo), and Yvonne Strahovski (I, Frankenstein).


24: Live Another Day will premiere on Fox on May 5th, 2014.

Follow me on Twitter: @ProjectNightHam

Follow Kyle Hembree on Twitter @ProjectNightHam
TAGS: 24
Get our free email alerts on the topics and author of this article:


Post a Comment

GravatarWant to change your avatar?
Go to and upload your own (we'll wait)!

 Rules: No profanity or personal attacks.
 Use a valid email address or risk being banned from commenting.

If your comment doesn't show up immediately, it may have been flagged for moderation. Please try refreshing the page first, then drop us a note and we'll retrieve it. Keep in mind that we do not allow external links in the comments.

  1. “I don’t need another reason to put a bullet in your brain”. Jack Bauer to Christopher Henderson

  2. My only complaint is that the plot for this season is a mix of S4 and S5. Jack comes out of hiding (and they even realize he’s back via security camera footage, just like Day 5) and there’s a threat to Heller. Even Audrey has a husband (ex on S4) not fond of Jack and likely involved in the day’s attacks. The only other thing I’d say is off is that Jack’s 54 on this show (it’s been 18 years since Day 1, and most agree he was around 36 back then) but he doesn’t look 54, not a bit. I would have put a little grey on his hair at least.

    • I point to Johnny Depp as an example.

      I mean, Depp and Sutherland are in their 50s but haven’t seemed to age all that much since the 80s, no grey in sight. I was shocked when I found out a few weeks ago that Kevin Bacon was 54 because I would’ve thought he was mid to late 40s at best.

    • Its possible for people in their fifties to not have grey hair…not everyman is bald, nor grey so why not possible

    • Its been 13 years since day one not 18, 2001 was the start. unless you mean in real time as the show has worked chronologically?

  3. Does anyone have the slightest idea why they arent using the traditional countdown ticking in the trailers. Its really starting to bug me.

    • I dunno but I kinda like it, they seem to be teasing that countdown.

    • They’ve used the sound in a couple of trailers. Also, this is going to be 12 episodes instead of 24, so maybe they did that for a reason.

    • Its not being used as the events in this mini series take place over a number of days not just 24 hours as normal.

  4. This looks Terrible…

    • Says someone who can’t even spell a simple word like “priest”…

      • I’m sorry.

        • I forgive you. I blame the crappy comment system this website uses.

  5. is chloe part of a terrorist organisation? i thought she turned into some kind of snowden like figure???

  6. This is really a nice Trailer

  7. hey thanks for sharing this here, i love this Trailer, a Show having same name but with diffrent Plot also Airs in India. thanks for sharing this Again. Awesome Trailer..

  8. Its really nice trailer . I love it .