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After four years off the grid, both Jack Bauer and 24 are making a comeback.
The new trailer for 24: Live Another Day, Fox’s resurrected real-time thriller, puts Bauer back in the spotlight. Four years after he fled the United States as a fugitive from justice, Bauer has reemerged in London, ending an extended period of radio silence for reasons the authorities can’t quite explain.
Is it a coincidence that Bauer is in London at the same time as President James Heller, the man who, as Secretary of Defense, employed the counter-terrorism agent? The same man who all those years ago warned Bauer to stay away from his daughter, Jack’s former flame Audrey Raines? It’s not a chance the CIA is willing to take. But smart money says that if there’s an assassination attempt on Heller’s life, it won’t be Bauer behind the bullet — it’ll be Bauer on the assassin’s tail.
Starring Kiefer Sutherland as Jack, Mary Lynn Rajskub as hacker Chloe O’Brian, William Devane as James Heller and Kim Raver as Audrey Raines, 24: Live Another Day premieres May 5.