Last time we caught up with Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) he had found himself an international fugitive on the run from the CIA after one too many high-stress 24-hour periods. Now the Fox network has announced the premiere date for what they are describing as an “event series” with 24: Live Another Day, a 12-episode continuation of the wildly popular franchise set four years after the eighth season left off.

The series will premiere on May 5th with a “special two-hour television event” and then return to the original series’ one-hour ‘real time’ formula which should satisfy long time fans of the show. Fans will also be pleased to see several of Sutherland’s co-stars back on board, including Mary Lynn Rajskub who’ll reprise her role as Chloe O’Brien, as well as William Devane (who plays James Heller) and Kim Raver is back as Audrey Raines. Shout out also to brilliant Australian actress Judy Davis who has been announced among the new cast mates joining the 24 story, rumoured to be playing the show’s new supervillain.

The synopsis:
Set and shot in London, the suspenseful event series once again will follow the exploits of heroic agent JACK BAUER (Sutherland), as he attempts to thwart an unthinkable terrorist attack that could change the world forever. Retaining the real-time, nail-biting, fast-paced format with split screens and interweaving storylines, the highly-anticipated series also stars Mary Lynn Rajskub (“Firewall”), Kim Raver (“Revolution”) and William Devane (“The Dark Knight Rises”) reprising their original roles. Newcomers to the drama series include Yvonne Strahovski (“Dexter”), Giles Matthey (“Jobs”), Gbenga Akinnagbe (“The Wire”), Michael Wincott (“The Crow”) and Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe Award winner Judy Davis (“Life with Judy Garland”).

Via Collider and IMDB