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Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) is back in action as he tries to stop an attempted assassination of the U.S. president in London! Bauer is out to save the world from an imminent threat that will set off a major war. The unsung hero tells someone we are unable to see:

“If an American president is assassinated on foreign soil, you’re looking at a world war,”

The show promises to retain the real-time, fast-paced format with split screens and complex interweaving story-lines

The show promises to retain the real-time, fast-paced format with split screens and complex interweaving story-lines

Here is the full synopsis for the series:

“Set and shot in London, the suspenseful event series once again will follow the exploits of heroic agent JACK BAUER (Sutherland). Four years ago, Jack was a fugitive from justice. Now an exile, he nevertheless is willing to risk his life and freedom to avert yet another global disaster. Tracking Jack are CIA headSTEVE NAVARRO (Benjamin Bratt, “Law & Order”); CIA agent KATE MORGAN (Yvonne Strahovski, “Dexter”), who is both resourceful and ruthless; JORDAN REED (Giles Matthey, “Jobs”), a smart and sophisticated CIA computer tech; and ERIK RITTER (Gbenga Akinnagbe, “The Wire”), a sharp, strong and arrogant field operative. Calling the shots is JAMES HELLER (William Devane, “The Dark Knight Rises”), now President of the United States.

Heller is flanked by his Chief of Staff MARK BOUDREAU (Tate Donovan, “Damages”), who is married to Heller’s daughter – Jack’s former flame,AUDREY (Kim Raver, “Revolution”). Meanwhile, a hardened CHLOE O’BRIAN (Mary Lynn Rajskub, “Firewall”), Bauer’s CTU confidante, is now working underground with high-profile hacker ADRIAN CROSS (Michael Wincott, “The Crow”). Guest stars on 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY include Golden Globe Award nominee Stephen Fry (“Alice in Wonderland,” BONES) and Michelle Fairley (“Game of Thrones”). The harrowing day will have Jack attempting to thwart an unthinkable terrorist attack that could change the world forever.”

The show promises to retain the real-time, fast-paced format with split screens and complex interweaving story-lines, with 12 episodes representing 24 hours. Set several years after the events of Season 8, the series will loosely adhere to the real-time concept. “24: Live Another Day” is a production of Teakwood Lane Productions in association with 20th Century Fox Television and Imagine Television. Howard Gordon, Evan Katz, Manny Coto, David Fury, Robert Cochran, Brian Grazer, Jon Cassar and Kiefer Sutherland will executive-produce.

The long awaited “24” comeback is set to air on Monday, May 5 FOX. Be sure not to miss the 2 hour premiere.

Sources: tvwise.co.uk, cinemablend.com