Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Bauer's Back!

Jack returns!
Fox Network brings us 12 episodes called 24: Live Another Day.
Wait: TWELVE??? The producers'd planned to do a feature film but, as they got into it, they realised that 24 - compressed into two hours - is not 24. So, 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. And the star power will be better than ever: a lot of Hollywood Who's Who wanted to participate... so expect fireworks!
But just where will the mayhem take place? Will it be in Germany, where the producers could link Live Another Day to some of the dark areas of Seasons 1-2 (like hit-woman Mandy, arms dealer Max, intermediary Trepkos, the people pulling the strings of the attempts on Prez David Palmer's life)?
No, it'll be set entirely in London! While little is known, the plot takes place four years after Day 8 (Season Eight), with Jack a fugitive, hunted by the CIA. A brief teaser shows ever-supportive Chloe (Mary Lynn Rajskub) by his side. (SPOILER ALERT: UK actor/comedian Stephen Fry plays the British Prime Minister. I can also confirm that ex-Sec.of State Heller and his daughter Audrey Raines will also appear. Yes, Audrey's out of her coma...and married to the White house Chief of Staff. Oh, but did I mention that Heller is now Prez of the US of A??!!).
24: Live Another Day screens in US and UK this May.

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