Jack Bauer fans rejoice! After talk this past weekend that the hit real-time drama series 24 could be set for a return to TV screens, Fox has now confirmed that Kiefer Sutherland has signed on to reprise the role for a new 12-episode series entitled 24: Live Another Day.
“The response to 24 is unlike anything I have ever experienced as an actor before,” said Sutherland as part of today’s official announcement. “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. Great thanks to 20th Century Fox Television, Imagine Television and the Fox network for this opportunity. Make no mistake, my goal is to knock your socks off. See you soon.”
24: Live Another Day is set to air in 2014, with Brian Grazer serving as executive producer alongside Kiefer Sutherland and Howard Gordon. The new incarnation of the award-winning series will see a change of format to accommodate the shorter season, with a full 24 hours condensed across the 12 episodes.