Jack Bauer is crossing the pond for his next adventure!
EW has learned exclusively that production will begin in January for 24: Live Another Day, and the action will take place in the U.K. for another “thrilling international adventure.”
Kiefer Sutherland is already on board to play Jack, Mary Lynn Rajskub will reprise her memorable role as Chloe, and Howard Gordon is returning to executive produce the reboot that will debut next summer. Jon Cassar — who produced and directed 24 from seasons 2 to 7 on Fox — will also return to executive produce and direct episodes.
“‘24’ has always had such a global sensibility,” said Sutherland in a statement. “But to be able to tell this intense ‘24’-style story with the beauty of Europe’s history and architecture as the backdrop is going to be fascinating. Hopefully, by the time you’re finished watching an episode, you’ll feel like you’ve been there…on the edge of your seat.”
“We wanted the show’s return to be an event, and part of that was putting Jack in a very different context,” added co-showrunner and executive producer Evan Katz in a statement. “Four years ago, we left Jack a fugitive from justice and we’re going to pick him up four years later in London.”
Fox plans to air 12 episodes of 24: Live Another Day as part of its new directive to air event programming in the summer as a way to tie together the regular seasons. Unlike what happened in the regular series — where each episode represented an hour in Bauer’s action-packed life — the new version will jump around during the day.