’24: Live Another Day’ to Shoot in London for “International Adventure”
FOX continues getting its 2014 house in order today, setting up freshman drama ‘Sleepy Hollow‘ for a second season, and now shoring up details of Jack Bauer’s big ‘24‘ return in 2014 limited series ‘24: Live Another Day.’ New production reports have detailed that the on-the-run agent will shoot in London for a more internationally-oriented season of counter-terrorism, along with an update on the revival’s timeline.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Kiefer Sutherland and co. will pick up Jack Bauer’s adventures approximately four years after we saw the agent last, this time keeping almost exclusively to the U.K. for his new on-the-run mission. “We wanted the show’s return to be an event, and part of that was putting Jack in a very different context, said co-showrunner Evan Katz in a statement. “Four years ago, we left Jack a fugitive from justice and we’re going to pick him up four years later in London.”
Sutherland had his own take in the decision to move Jack Bauer across the pond for his next adventure:
‘24’ has always had such a global sensibility. But to be able to tell this intense ‘24’-style story with the beauty of Europe’s history and architecture as the backdrop is going to be fascinating. Hopefully, by the time you’re finished watching an episode, you’ll feel like you’ve been there…on the edge of your seat.
Elsewhere, ’24: Live Another’ day has been confirmed to take place over 12 episodes, potentially jumping between hours in a story that sees Jack Bauer returning alongside his partner Chloe O’Brian (Mary Lynn Rajskub) and Audrey Raines (Kim Raver). ‘Live Another Day’ will also have its A-game behind-the-scenes talent with the returning ’24′ team of writer/producers Howard Gordon (‘Homeland‘), Evan Katz, Manny Coto, David Fury, Robert Cochran, Brian Grazer, Jon Cassar and Kiefer Sutherland.
Well, what say you? Are you excited to see ’24: Live Another Day’ send Jack Bauer on a European adventure, or would you prefer his thrilling heroics remain stateside?