A special 12-hour miniseries
Premieres May 4, 2014 on FOX
Live Another Day Returning Cast:
Jack Bauer - Kiefer Sutherland
Live Another Day New Cast
Mark Boudreau - Tate Donovan
Prime Minister Trevor Davies - Stephen Fry
Steve Nevarro - Benjamin Bratt
General Coburn - Colin Salmon
Kate Morgan - Yvonne Strahovski
Erik Ritter - Gbenga Akinnagbe
Jordan Reed - Giles Matthey
Belcheck - Branko Tomovic
Tate Donovan - David Georgiu
Adrian Cross - Michael Wincott
Margot LNU - Michelle Fairely
Simone LNU (Last Name Unknown) - Emily Berrington
Jon Cassar (6 Episodes)
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9.01 - 11:00am - 12:00pm - Jack Is Back
An interesting observation, even though they have given themselves the oppotunity to jump time with the new format, they haven't in the first 5 episodes.
24: Live Another Day: Jack is Back
Here's a 'What we learned' from the preview.
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"I'll Be Under the Table Crying"
2013.08.13: Found 2 articles from CraveOnline. One's a little older where Howard Gordon talks about the return of Chloe and how they feel about the show. Best quote from Howard Gordon: “ It's exciting. It's still early and we're still full of hope, but I'm sure in about three weeks, I'll be under the table crying.”
LAD will pick up 4 years after Season 8 and there will be a new President (again). Part of this reason this may have gotten a green light vs the movie is that HoGo himself prefers this TV to moives. "It's the difference between a short story and a novel."
This article talks to Kevin Reilly where he discusses the idea of a 12 episode format doesn't "stretch the story too thin". Interesting that he mentions HoGo saying that 12 episodes were always easy and the other 12 would "kill them". There is more discussion of the international setting of this version of 24. There was mention that the rest of the cast, other than Chloe and Jack, would be new cast members. Sad for those of us waiting eagerly for a Tony return. I'd like to see them meet for coffee in a cafe in Venice or something...
2013.08.01: Information tidbits are still few and far between for the show, however TVLine is reporting that Mary Lynn Rajskub will return for 24: Live Another Day. This was precluded yesterday by David Fury tweeting simply " :) " to her.
Robert (Bob)Cochrane Signs
2013.07.09: Deadline is reporting today that Robert Cochrane has signed on for Live Another Day as executive producer. Who's excited? :)
Cassar Back! :)
2013.07.01: Happy Canada Day! :) Been a bunch of smaller updates for a while, so here's the headlines. For me the most important thing (next to Kiefer being in, of course), is the return of Jon Cassar on 24. The reason behind his leaving before Season 8 seemed rather... mysterious and in my opinion, the show suffered without him. I am happy to be able to say that he has signed on for 24: Live Another Day and will direct the first 2 episodes and executive produce the series .
Cassar is also getting a chance to work with Kiefer in the coming months, as a warm-up I guess. He will be directing an Alberta shot Western movie. He's there right now scouting locations and having a good time from the looks of his Twitter.
Sean Callery, the music man from 24 is returning. Love it.
Evan Katz is also back, one of the longest writers on the show. He's signed for a 2 year deal to executive produce as well.
Evidently, production officially started today. Even better for my favourite holiday of the year.
Well, that's it for now. More to come. I got some beer to drink, eh.
2013.05.26: It has been reported this week that David Fury (@TheDavidFury) has signed on for 24: Live Another Day (Deadline) Fury has signed a 2 year agreement with Fox as a writer on the series, and I'm liking the sounds of '2 years'. :) Meanwhile, on the Tony front, Carlos Bernard (@CBernardsBull) doesn't know much about any possible return of Tony. However, he is urging fans via Twitter to contact Howard Gordon and Fox if they want him back.
2013.05.14: Okay, well there's a little more info this morning, including a title "24: Live Another Day" (not too sure how I feel about that one). It sounds like the show will return for a Summer series in May 2014 and there have been indicators that it could be the first of a possible franchise opportunity. It sounds a lot like the ideas they had for the movie.
2013.05.13: Hearing today that Fox has CONFIRMED 24 for a 12 episode run starting this fall (source). :) Dance of victory anyone? Welcome back!!
2013.05.12: That's the best title I could come up with. Holy. Hell. (Pardon the language)
24 might return.
Let me say that again.
24 might return.
Holy hell that feels good.
Okay, are we ready? So I was out minding my own business on Thursday night at a concert when, while we were waiting for the group to come on stage, a tweet came across my feed from Elisha Cuthbert:
' 24 ' Eyes Return As Limited Series On Fox , Howard Gordon To EP, Kiefer Sutherland In Talks To Star http://www. deadline.com/2013/05/24-eye s-return-as-limited-series-on-fox-kiefer-sutherland-in-talks/ … via @ nikkifinke
Since then there have been many 24-ers chirping in having their say and being pretty much positive about it. I've been trying to get an answer out of Jon Cassar if he has been contacted regarding directing the show.
Word on the street is the idea came from either David Fury (@TheDavidFury) or Howard Gordon (@HowardMGordon - Don't bother he hardly uses Twitter) after the movie went ass up. The mini-series would have 12 episodes and is currently 'in negotiations'. David Fury confirmed this morning that there is "...still lots of negotiating to do with certain parties" (via Twitter) and when asked to speculate on the tone, he would only say "They're still going. That's all I know at this point." Fox, however, is making some show announcements tomorrow so I think at this point if we heard that it was a go tomorrow, that would be somewhat miraculous.
In another very informative tweet on the subject, Jon Cassar tweeted simply '24' this morning, leading legions of fans to think that maybe he was going to elaborate... apparently not. Fine. :)
Anyway, as I hear more updates, I'll fill you in.
If you're looking for some good TV to watch to tide you over, if you're not watching Howard Gordon's new series, Homeland, you should be. Also, another great cop drama that recently came to a conclusion was Flashpoint. Beautiful show that chose to go out on it's own terms. The characters are so human and rich.