’24: Live Another Day’ Premieres May 2014; Real-Time Storytelling Out

Published 2 years ago by , Updated May 22nd, 2013 at 10:55 pm,

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Three-days ago it was revealed that Fox was interested in bringing 24 back for season 9. Now, it’s official: 24 - and Jack Bauer – are coming back for a new adventure in May of 2014.

The show will be called 24: Live Another Day and it will feature the return of both Kiefer Sutherland (whose previous show, Touch, recently got canceled) and showrunner/writer Howard Gordon. While those familiar faces will be respectively in front of and behind the camera, other familiar things – like 24‘s real time roll-out – won’t be, with the show switching from episodes that highlighted an hour out of a day in Jack Bauer’s life. Instead, 24: Live Another Day will play out over 12 episodes that will “jump around” during this particular day.

Will this be the last day, though? According to FOX Entertainment Chairman Kevin Reilly, it’s unlikely that the series will return to TV after this upcoming adventure; however, he did say that the concept had “franchise-ability.”

One thing that we won’t be seeing, according to Reilly, is that long rumored 24 movie:

“[Producers] always had the idea of maybe someday doing feature films, but as got into it they all agreed 24 being compressed in two hours is not 24,”

Reilly also indicated that the show could be a magnet for big name talent, though there was no hint as to which (if any) other past cast members would join Sutherland for the new episodes.

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With Live Another Day set to be an entirely new adventure and not a strict continuation of 24‘s original run, though, that doesn’t seem all that necessary, and really, it could be argued that 24‘s only real constant was Jack, as producers shuffled in a long list of talented co-stars to surround Sutherland throughout the show’s 8 seasons – something they will surely do again.

So, that is what we know, here’s what we don’t know: after those 192 episodes, a 2 hour TV movie, and 8 seasons, what more is left to say?

To many, 24 ended in as satisfying a way as it could have with its legacy as one of the most important serialized shows in recent memory still firmly intact. Were some critics convinced that the show could or should have come to an end a couple of seasons prior to when it did? Perhaps, but the appetite for more Bauer badassery has clearly been high since the last tick of the clock (the undying buzz about a feature film and the realization of this limited series prove that), and while FOX is looking to cash in on that, they’re surely aware that while action and intrigue have no expiration date and absence makes the heart grow fonder, people do tend to have short memories.

So, will 24: Live Another Day succeed? Only if it has as much firepower and depth as the original and it finds a way to stand on its own and not the shoulders of its past legendary self.


24: Live Another Day premieres on FOX in May of 2014.

Source: EW

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  1. I am a fan of the TV Series “24″ and so excited that you are bringing a new series back on in May of this year!!.. I have watched every episode and series and absolutely loved it!..It was like reading a book that you couldn’t put down until you finished it because it was so good!
    Please keep the original “Jack” as your main character..He is my favorite..and also “Chloe”. They are both awesome and it just wouldn’t be the same if they were gone or replaced.
    Thanks so much for bringing it back on to watch!.. I will definitely be one of your faithful viewers..along with I’m sure so many others..
    May, 2014 hurry up and get here for us!!!
    Tena Wilson ( Kentucky )

  2. i just love it when 24 series is back, have been longing for it missing jack do his thing i love most

  3. been looking foward to a serie as good as 24…but behold 24 itself is back. May seems so close,yet so far.excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Right on!! Welcome back Jack! ‘Bout time! Shoulda never took it off in the first place.

  5. So glad jack is back ,and i rly hope they r gonna make new “SEASONS”.
    Viva 24 <3333 .

  6. i remember as far as i always i wanna talk to u people,the most important thing is that season 9 is fine, at list i have tried to see some small episodes and i liked it.thxs u jack Bauer and and team.i wish u know how much i always wanna see yr movies,but keep it up i really like u so very much although am in Uganda now but i really miss u.i just need u to know that u are my best actor.i wish u the best.

  7. 24 opened up my instincts and perspectives on personal security and I will watch it over and over again.

  8. Im glad its back its better then ever please continue to make more seasons

  9. Im glad its back &its better then ever

  10. 24:Live Another Day ended way too soon, and left many doors open for another series. It would be a mistake to make this the final chapter. I am hoping that the producers will not only make a movie using Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer, but also, keep producing the jaw-dropping, edge of your chair segments that we have come to love and watch. It is sad that Audrey had to have been killed. The relationship Jack had with her made him a human being.

  11. may the producers do all of us a favour,24 season 9 ended to soon we were hoping for more. we still miss jack, we love him,,, please add 12 more episodes to make it complete

  12. I love 24, please keep episodes coming.

  13. Im missing watching Jack and Chloe. I
    hope to watch them soon in 24.