Sky 1 to simulcast first 2 episodes of 24 with the US
Sky 1 HD today announces that the highly anticipated, multi Golden Globe® & Emmy® Award winning 24 will premiere with a double episode on Wednesday 7th May at 9pm. For 24 superfans, the show will also transmit simultaneously with Fox’s US East Coast transmission on the morning of Tuesday 6th May at 1am. Following the TX on Wednesday 7th at 9pm, the premiere episodes will also be available for customers to catch up On Demand.
Set and shot in London, the heart-stopping 12 episode event series will once again follow the exploits of heroic agent Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland). Four years ago, Jack was a fugitive from justice, now in exile; he nevertheless is willing to risk his life and freedom to avert yet another global disaster.
Tracking Jack are CIA head Steve Navarro (Benjamin Bratt), CIA agent Kate Morgan (Yvonne Strahovski), who is both resourceful and ruthless; Jordan Reed (Giles Matthey), a smart and sophisticated CIA computer tech; and Erik Ritter (Gbenga Akinnagbe), a sharp, strong and arrogant field operative. British national treasure and lifelong 24 fan Stephen Fry also joins the cast as British Prime Minister Trevor Davies.
Calling the shots is James Heller (William Devane), now President of the United States and flanked by his Chief of Staff Mark Boudreau (Tate Donovan), who is married to Heller’s daughter and Jack’s former flame, Audrey (Kim Raver). Meanwhile, a hardened Chloe O’Brian (Mary Lynn Rajskub), Jack Bauer’s former CTU confidante, is now working underground with high-profile hacker Adrian Cross (Michael Wincott).
24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY also stars Charles Furness as Peter, an elite young hacker and member of a “hacktivist” organization based in Britain. John Boyega will play a computer tech who flies drones for the military and Michelle Fairley, Tamer Hassan and Colin Salmon also star.
Adam MacDonald, Director, Sky 1 HD said “I’m delighted that Jack and the team at 24 are returning exclusively to Sky 1 HD. The scale, ambition and fast-paced energy of the series epitomize everything we look for in a drama for the channel. I can’t wait to bring it back to our customers.
Acquired exclusively in the UK by Sky 1 HD from Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution, 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY reunites the Emmy® Award-winning team of executive producer Howard Gordon; star and executive producer Kiefer Sutherland; co-creator Robert Cochran; executive producers Evan Katz, Manny Coto, David Fury, Brian Grazer; and director Jon Cassar. It will also retain the real-time, pulse-pounding, fast-paced format with split screens and interweaving storylines.
Steve Cornish, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution said, “24 really set the benchmark for epic, tense storytelling in the medium of television. It really was the first ‘binge-watching’ TV experience and I can’t tell you how exciting it is to be bringing the legendary Jack Bauer back to the small screen.”
24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY is produced by Teakwood Lane Productions in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television and Imagine Television. The series is created by Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran. The executive producers are Howard Gordon, Evan Katz, Manny Coto, David Fury, Robert Cochran, Brian Grazer, Jon Cassar and Kiefer Sutherland.
24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY starts on Wednesday 7th May at 9pm on Sky 1 HD and Sky 1 +1 –available exclusively to Sky TV customers and contract free on NOW TV with the Now TV Entertainment Month Pass.
Sky customers can also revisit the entire 24 series 1-8 through Sky’s On Demand service.
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