24: Live Another Day to air on Sky1 in UK
Story by Jack Foley
24: Live Another Day is to air on Sky1 in the UK, it has been confirmed.
The broadcaster has acquired the UK rights to the new 12-part event series, which will find Kiefer Sutherland reprising his role as ex-CTU agent Jack Bauer.
Commenting on the news, Sarah Wright, Controller of Acquisitions at Sky, said: “We’re thrilled to be bringing 24: Live Another Day to Sky1 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.”
Her views were echoed by Adam MacDonald, Director of Sky1 HD, who added: “I’m delighted that Jack and the team at 24 are returning exclusively to Sky1 HD. The scale, ambition and fast-paced energy of the series epitomize everything we look for in a drama for the channel.”
Sky1 will air 24: Live Another Day from May, although an exact launch date has yet to be confirmed.
The series will launch with a double-bill on Fox in the US on Monday, May 5.
Meanwhile, for those wanting to catch up or initiate themselves, the first season of 24 will be available via Sky’s On Demand service from February, with the box set of seasons 1-8 being available from March.
24: Live Another Day will be set in London and finds Sutherland’s Bauer being hunted by a CIA agent, played by Chuck‘s Yvonne Strahovski.
Series veterans Mary Lynn Rajskub (Chloe), William Devane (James Heller) and Kim Raver (Audrey Raines) will all return to the show.
Giving UK audiences a taste of what to expect, Sutherland said in a statement: “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.”