24: Live Another Day Pits Jack Vs. Chloe! Plus: Kim's Fate and 7 Other Burning Qs Answered

24 Live Another Day SpoilersIt’s perhaps every 24 fan’s worst nightmare: When Jack Bauer’s next very bad, horrible day unfolds, he will find himself at odds with a longtime colleague.

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As 24: Live Another Day, Fox’s 12-episode continuation of its hit franchise, gets under way on May 5, “Chloe (played by Mary Lynn Rajskub) and Jack are pitted against each other due to a set of circumstances,” Kiefer Sutherland revealed Monday at the Television Critics Association winter press tour.

Chloe, in fact, has left CTU and “turned herself against the government” in the years since Season 8 closed, and now is a more “radical” type of Edward Snowden character, producers shared.

A quick refresher: When last we saw Jack, he was a fugitive on the run, and had bid Chloe a possibly final goodbye. As Live Another Day opens, largely set in London, “He is still a fugitive who he has been hunted — and he is still hunted,” by CIA agent Kate Morgan (played by Chuck‘s Yvonne Strahovski), executive producer Manny Coto previewed. “Jack is not quite Osama Bin Laden, but he is someone to be captured. And when Jack reenters the story on his own terms, we will learn he has a mission. But this CIA agent is determined to catch him, and as she gets closer and closer to him, Chloe O’Brien reenters the picture.”

As Jack pursues his own agenda and harbors a secret, “That dynamic will launch the series into a large tableau set in London and [trigger] some crazy events,” Coto said. Production begins later this winter.

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And now, some burning questions answered about this exciting new Day:

WILL EVENTS STILL OCCUR ‘IN REAL TIME’? | Even though LAD spins a 24-hour story in 12 episodes, each hour will unfold in real time, then work in “Two Hours Later”-type time jumps between episodes.

WHY THE HOP ACROSS THE POND? | With Jack on the run all this time, “Anywhere but here [in the United States] was where we needed to set it,” EP Howard Gordon explained.

WHO’S THE BOSS? | James Heller (played by William Devane) is now the leader of the free world — and his daughter Audrey (Kim Raver) has a role in his administration. EP Evan Katz reminds, “When we last left Audrey, she was in a very bad place regarding Jack, so [in the years that have passed] she has come out of the ‘wilderness’ that she’s been in mentally, emotionally and spiritually. But the interesting thing will be, when Jack reenters the picture, how will she react to that?”

WHO’S THE SUPERVILLAIN? | Acknowledging that 24 typically serves up “several big bads,” Katz singled out Judy Davis (Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows) and her turn as “a woman who married a terrorist who was killed, and she is now caring her husband’s for ideological as well as personal reasons.”

WHAT ABOUT KIM? TONY? | “There might be” a place for Jack’s daughter (played by Elisha Cuthbert) in this brand new day, Coto hedged, but “it would be later in the season, and it would mean giving away a plot point.” Producers were even less committal about an encore for Carlos Bernard’s Tony Almeida.

IS ‘SARAH WALKER’ STILL A BADASS? | Katz described the dynamic between Strahovski’s CIA agent and Jack as “hunter and hunted, initially. Obviously that dynamic changes when she realizes he’s not the man everyone is accusing him of being.” And make no mistake, she’s got skills. “She’s smart and relentless, and not just a woman with a gun.”

UM, WHAT IF I DON’T KNOW JACK? | “You can actually pick this series up without having seen Season 8, or any of the show at all,” Gordon said. But there will be primers on hand. As Sutherland noted, “The benefit of coming back four years later is that those four years need to be explained, so the exposition will not come off as exposition but a justified moment of characters catching up.”

WILL THE 24 MOVIE LIVE ANOTHER DAY? | Lest anyone think this 12-episode adventure has stolen the oft-discussed feature’s plotline, “The script for the film is very, very different,” Sutherland stated. “[Live Another Day] was the opportunity that presented itself to us first, and it’s a fantastic idea. And if this ends up rebooting the show or causing the film to be made, so be it.”

Want more scoop on 24: LAD, or for any other show? Email insideline@tvline.com and your question may be answered via Matt’s Inside Line.

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40 Comments
  1. stevie says:

    “dammit, fox! air it now!”

  2. English (@dancingwishy) says:

    I AM SO FREAKING EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!

  3. wrstlgirl says:

    Very much looking forward to this.

  4. DJ Doena says:

    I still need to watch season 8. I got tired after seven years but now enough time should have passed to enjoy the now-not-final-anymore-season

  5. wrstlgirl says:

    Completely OT here but you’re Monday, January 13th What to watch tonight is listing last weeks episodes :-)

  6. Nicole says:

    As long as Chloe doesn’t end up dead, in prison, or breaking down like Carrie Mathison on Homeland, I’m happy.

  7. I Heart Damon Salvatore says:

    Can. Not. Wait.

  8. Mik says:

    I am very excited for this, and especially excited to see Audrey back! I hope her dad turns into a dynamic character like David Palmer, and not just another annoying president doing his best to do the complete opposite of what he should do/what Jack tells him to do (like Logan, Keeler, Noah Daniels and Alison).

  9. Tran 2.0 says:

    I know 24 fans really wants Tony Almeida back and they really need him badly.

  10. sladewilson says:

    As long the ultimate besties aka Jack and Chloe ride off in the sunset together ready for the next big bad – I’m good. I can’t wait for this!!!!

  11. Kris says:

    Best news ever!!!!

  12. acurat says:

    Exciting news that Yvonne Strahovski is back in potentially in a very similar role to what she played on Chuck (without the comedy). Anyone who saw her on that show knows she can play that role very well.

  13. MAS says:

    As a 24 fan and a Chuck fan I can’t wait to see Jack Bauer and ‘Sarah Walker’ on screen together!

  14. James D says:

    Arg why must we wait till may, I guess i can fill the time by breaking out the DVDs and watch the whole series again. Not sure about turning Chloe into a Snowden type it’s a little on the nose me thinks.

  15. “if this ends up rebooting the show” that

    • Anthony says:

      SEEING THIS GOT ME SO HYPE!!! IM CERTAIN AFTER ALL THE EPISODES ARE AIRED THEY HAVE TO REBOOT THE SHOW!!! IT NEVER SHOULD HAVE ENDED!! I MISS IT SO MUCH!! CANT WAIT TIL IT COMES BACK ON!!! SO EXCITED!!!

      • Liz says:

        It would be great to have this give us all a reboot. So many fans out here that would love to see it take off again and go another 8+ years!!!

        • DJ Doena says:

          Why would you need a reboot – in the classical sense – for? What would be the purpose of that Teri being alive? Kim being trapped by mountain lions again?

  16. Raftrap says:

    No one asked if Naked Mandy was coming back?

  17. R says:

    WILL THE 24 MOVIE LIVE ANOTHER DAY? | Lest anyone think this 12-episode adventure has stolen the oft-discussed feature’s plotline, “The script for the film is very, very different,” Sutherland stated. “[Live Another Day] was the opportunity that presented itself to us first, and it’s a fantastic idea. And if this ends up rebooting the show or causing the film to be made, so be it.”

    NOT IF….. WHEN!

  18. Liz says:

    May seems like a lifetime away.

  19. Matt Toomb says:

    I bet you dollars to donuts they’re bringing it back to kill Jack and possibly re-boot the series. If they do, well… We’ll see I guess… 24 is nothing with Bauer.

  20. Alex says:

    ***SPOILER ALERT FOR SEASON 8!!! DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVE NOT WATCHED ALL OF THAT SEASON***

    I am so excited for all of this except the Audrey part. I think the writers should have never killed off Renee. I love Renee, and from the very beginning of season 4, have found Audrey to be an annoying character. Renee is the female Jack Bauer, and his soul mate. I’ll save my rant about that for tumblr,

    • Tiny says:

      It’s good to know I am not alone in this. I’m not thrilled with Audrey being back one bit either. I will still watch it because I am a diehard fan, but I wish they could find a way to bring Renee back from the dead. She was definitely the female Jack Bauer!!! They were good together…

  21. MaaryLindaAKinsHaas says:

    Jack is back-Yeah-I hope the show goes on for another 5 years-best T.V. show Ever!!!!

  22. J says:

    Did Everyone miss the CIA agents name….Sarah “Walker”, as in Rene Walker?…..Hmm wondering how this will end up?

  23. moses says:

    BRING THE DAMN SHOW AND LET US BE BAURED TOGETHER

  24. Khail Lozano says:

    Have never, EVER missed an episode, but still haven’t seen Jack use th restroom. Willfull constipation must be a prerequisite for CTU employment! Cannot freakin’ wait!

  25. BRING TONY BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  26. Marianne says:

    Tony tony tony. Jack and tony!!!!!!! Talk about exciting. What would ya do if you saw tony at the end of an episode and had to wait a whole week to see him again. ??? Typical 24 leave you on the edge of your seat!!!!! How do they do it every week?? Awesome!!

  27. william says:

    their is only one jack.

  28. Maurice says:

    How does day 9 take place between 10:00 pm and 11:00 am?

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