’24: Live Another Day’ start date in UK announced

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Sky has confirmed that the new season of 24 will begin in the UK next month.

Set and shot in London, 24: Live Another Day launches with a double-bill at 9pm on Wednesday 7 May on Sky1.

The opening episodes of the new 12-part season will also transmit simultaneously with Fox’s US East Coast transmission on the morning of Tuesday 6 May at 1am.

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Four years ago, Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) was a fugitive from justice, now in 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), CIA agent Kate Morgan (Yvonne Strahovski), who is both resourceful and ruthless; Jordan Reed (Giles Matthey), a smart and sophisticated CIA computer tech; and Erik Ritter (Gbenga Akinnagbe), a sharp, strong and arrogant field operative. Stephen Fry also stars as British Prime Minister Trevor Davies.

Calling the shots is James Heller (William Devane), now President of the United States and flanked by his Chief of Staff Mark Boudreau (Tate Donovan), who is married to Heller’s daughter and Jack’s former flame, Audrey (Kim Raver). Meanwhile, a hardened Chloe O’Brian (Mary Lynn Rajskub), Jack Bauer’s former CTU confidante, is now working underground with high-profile hacker Adrian Cross (Michael Wincott).

Adam MacDonald, Director, Sky 1 commented: “I’m delighted that Jack and the team at 24 are returning exclusively to Sky 1 HD. The scale, ambition and fast-paced energy of the series epitomize everything we look for in a drama for the channel. I can’t wait to bring it back to our customers.”

Steve Cornish, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution added: “24 really set the benchmark for epic, tense storytelling in the medium of television. It really was the first ‘binge-watching’ TV experience and I can’t tell you how exciting it is to be bringing the legendary Jack Bauer back to the small screen.”

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