Fox is resurrecting its popular drama 24 in the form of a 12-episode limited event series this spring, and the network has now unveiled the first full trailer for 24: Live Another Day. The story picks up four years after the events of the series finale and finds Kiefer Sutherland’s Jack Bauer thwarting terror abroad in London. He doesn’t exactly have the backing of the U.S. government, and this trailer offers us a look at Benjamin Bratt as the head of the CIA operation tasked with tracking Jack down. Though I’m still a bit unconvinced that Jack Bauer’s return is necessary, I’m interested to see how the 24 format is adapted into this close-ended limited series.
The show also stars Mary Lynn Rajskub, Kim Raver, Tate Donovan, Yvonne Strahovski, William Devane, Stephen Fry, and Michelle Fairley. 24: Live Another Day premieres on Fox on May 12th.
Here’s the official synopsis for 24: Live Another Day:
Set and shot in London, the suspenseful event series once again will follow the exploits of heroic agent JACK BAUER (Sutherland). Four years ago, Jack was a fugitive from justice. Now an exile, he nevertheless is willing to risk his life and freedom to avert yet another global disaster. Tracking Jack are CIA head STEVE NAVARRO (Benjamin Bratt, “Law & Order”); CIA agent KATE MORGAN (Yvonne Strahovski, “Dexter”), who is both resourceful and ruthless; JORDAN REED (Giles Matthey, “Jobs”), a smart and sophisticated CIA computer tech; and ERIK RITTER (Gbenga Akinnagbe, “The Wire”), a sharp, strong and arrogant field operative. Calling the shots is JAMES HELLER (William Devane, “The Dark Knight Rises”), now President of the United States. Heller is flanked by his Chief of Staff MARK BOUDREAU (Tate Donovan, “Damages”), who is married to Heller’s daughter – Jack’s former flame, AUDREY (Kim Raver, “Revolution”). Meanwhile, a hardened CHLOE O’BRIAN (Mary Lynn Rajskub, “Firewall”), Bauer’s CTU confidante, is now working underground with high-profile hacker ADRIAN CROSS (Michael Wincott, “The Crow”). Guest stars on 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY include Golden Globe Award nominee Stephen Fry (“Alice in Wonderland,” BONES) and Michelle Fairley (“Game of Thrones”). The harrowing day will have Jack attempting to thwart an unthinkable terrorist attack that could change the world forever.