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Deadline reports that director Jon Cassar has signed on to executive produce and direct multiple episodes of 24: Live Another Day, the upcoming limited series that continues the adventures of Jack Bauer.
Cassar was a key player during seasons two through seven of 24, directing 59 episodes, including the Africa-set TV movie 24: Redemption. Cassar did not return for the eighth and final season of 24.
“I’m very happy to be renewing my relationship with the 20th Century Fox TV and Imagine family and am excited to call ‘action!’ again on the set of the resurrected 24,” Cassar tells Deadline. “Considering I was not involved in (the final) Season 8, this new 24 event series gives me the chance for closure on a show that is very important to me.”
Cassar joins fellow 24 veterans Howard Gordon and David Fury on the resurrected series. Kiefer Sutherland reprises his role as Jack Bauer, the counter-terrorist agent who was last seen fleeing from authorities, his final destination unknown.