Jon Cassar, who directed 59 episodes of 24 during his six-season run on the show (picking up two Emmys along the way), has signed on as an exec producer/director of next May’s 12-episode event 24: Live Another Day.
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“I’m excited to call ‘action!’ again on the set of the resurrected 24,” says Cassar, who will helm multiple episodes of 24:LAD (including with the first two). “Considering I was not involved in Season 8, this… gives me the chance for closure on a show that is very important to me.”
Adds showrunner Howard Gordon: “Jon was a profoundly integral part of 24 creatively and culturally. It doesn’t feel like it would be 24 without him, and we’re all just really thrilled to be working with him again.”
As Fox president Kevin Reilly previously explained, Live Another Day will essentially be 24 “compressed over 12 weeks. It will go chronologically over the day, but it will skip hours. It will be dictated by the plot.”
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