Addicted To 24 | By: Rita I. Ray
The news 24 fans have been waiting for! Official word came down this morning from FOX's Entertainment Chairman, Kevin Reilly at the Upfronts in NYC that Kiefer Sutherland is on board to reprise his role as Jack Bauer in a limited series of the ground-breaking drama called 24: Live Another Day.
The series is scheduled to return to FOX in May 2014. It will be a 12 hour limited series representing another 24 hour day in the life of Jack Bauer. In order to represent the 24-hour day, the series will be compressed, skipping some hours to accommodate the shorter series format.
Here are some quotes from the Monday morning press call.
Kevin Reilly, FOX Entertainment Chairman:
"24 compressed over 12 weeks. Jack is back."
"They always had this idea of someday doing a feature film. I think they all agreed that '24' compressed into 2 hours is not '24'."
"What they'll be able to do is go in chronological order of the day, but skip hours. Howard (Gordon) is really energized over it and so are we." "It will likely premiere in early May of 2014."
Kiefer Sutherland, 24 star:
"The response to 24 is unlike anything I have ever experienced as an actor before. To have the chance to reunite with the character, Jack Bauer, is like finding a lost friend. The story ideas from Howard Gordon are exciting and fresh, and will not disappoint...Make no mistake, my goal is to knock your socks off. See you soon."
Howard Gordon, 24 executive producer:
"Jack Bauer has always been an exciting, thrilling character, and I confess that I've missed him. I think the audience has too. The character has evolved over the years, and this new and exciting even series format is perfect to tell the next chapter of his story and continue to reflect how the world is changing. Fans can rest assured that the Jack they know and love will be back."
Stay tuned to this blog for more details about Jack Bauer's return!
WELCOME BACK JACK!!!