24: Live Another Day on Sky in UK
Sky has announced that 24: Live Another Day will premiere in the UK on Sky 1 HD from May. The exact date is to be confirmed but it returns Stateside on May 5th.
The Emmy award-winning 24 is returning with a brand new series after a four year absence. In addition, Sky customers will be able to revisit the entire 24 series through Sky’s On Demand service.
Acquired exclusively in the UK by Sky 1 HD from Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution, 24: Live Another Day will see Kiefer Sutherland return as Jack Bauer for this event series with a thrilling international adventure.
Breaking from the usual formula, the series will restart the clock for a limited run of twelve episodes. Mary Lynn Rajskub will reprise her memorable role as Chloe, William Devane stars as James Heller and Kim Raver will play Audrey Raines. Howard Gordon is returning to executive produce and Jon Cassar, who produced and directed 24 from seasons 2 to 7, will also return to executive produce and direct episodes. Evan Katz and Manny Coto will serve as show runners and executive producers.
Sarah Wright, Controller, Acquisitions, Sky said “We’re thrilled to be bringing 24: Live Another Day to Sky 1 HD. We remain passionate about bringing the best of the US to Sky customers and the return of the iconic 24 is a hugely exciting TV event.”
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 epitomise everything we look for in a drama for the channel. I can’t wait to bring it back to our customers.”
Kiefer Sutherland said, “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.”
24: Live Another Day is produced by Teakwood Lane Productions in association 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 Gazer, Jon Cassar and Kiefer Sutherland.
The first season of 24 will be available from Sky’s On Demand service from February, with the box set of seasons 1-8 being available from March. The new season premieres in the US on May 5th and will air on Sky 1 HD soon after.