The Return of Jack Bauer
Last May, Deadline Magazine confirmed that the pop culture phenomenon, 24, will come back as a miniseries. After 24 ended on May 24th of 2010, there was a lot of talk about it coming back as a movie. However, the idea of a film was eventually aborted and it was announced that the show will come back as a limited-run “event series” named 24: Live Another day.
In 24: Live Another Day, Kiefer Sutherland will reprise his role of Jack Bauer, a federal agents willing to do whatever it takes to get the results he needs. His objective is to stop terrorists from committing terrible acts. In eight seasons he saved the life of a presidential candidate, stopped more than one nuclear attack, prevented an attack with radioactive weapons and stopped a strike with a biological weapon, among others. And stopping each attack only took him twenty four hours! The last time we saw Jack he was wanted for the brutal murder of the Russian Foreign Minister and the attempted murder of the Russian president. He killed the Russian prime minister on the 22nd episode of the eighth season and was about to kill the President of Russia because those two men were responsible for several deaths, including the death of Renee Walker, a woman who because his lover during the last season and came to mean a lot to him. For his act, Jack became the most wanted man in the North Hemisphere since Lee Harvey Orwell
But what will happen to Jack this time?
It’s known that the miniseries will last twelve episodes, it’ll take place several years after Season eight and those twelve episodes will cover events that will happen in twenty four hours of Jack’s life. It has also been said that the miniseries will take place outside the US. “This is gonna be set in an international setting. They’ve got a great idea,” said Kevin Reilly, Fox Entertainment Chairman.
Very little is known about the plot at this point.
It’s been stated that Kim Raver will reprise her role of Audrey Raines. Audrey was Jack’s love interest from seasons four to six. The last time she was seen she was in a coma after being kidnapped by the Chinese government. She and Jack are up for a very emotional reunion. That much is sure.
Regarding who’ll be the president of the United States on the miniseries, writer David Fury posted on his twitter account that it will be a returning character. Most fans believe that it’ll be James Heller, portrayed by William Devane.
But, without doubt, the news that excited the fans the most is the return of Jack’s favorite sidekick, the beloved Chloe O’Brian, who’s played by Mary Lynn Rajskub. The fans had been desperately begging for her return ever since the miniseries was first announced and now they’re thrilled to find their wishes come true. Last time the viewers saw Chloe she was being arrested for assisting Jack on Season eight.