The entertainment media outlets are reporting this morning that Yvonne Strahovski has joined the cast of FOX’s limited series 24: Live Another Day, with Kiefer Sutherland. She plays Kate, a “brilliant but impulsive CIA field operative in London.” (EW) The show premieres Monday, May 5 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), with a two-hour event. The following week 24 will move into its regular time slot of (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). Here’s the presser:
The high-octane saga reunites the Emmy Award-winning team of executive producer Howard Gordon; star and executive producer Kiefer Sutherland; co-creator Robert Cochran; executive producers Evan Katz, Manny Coto, David Fury and Brian Grazer; and executive producer and director Jon Cassar. Set and shot in London, the suspenseful event series once again will follow the exploits of heroic agent JACK BAUER (Sutherland), as he attempts to thwart an unthinkable terrorist attack that could change the world forever. Retaining the real-time, nail-biting, fast-paced format with split screens and interweaving storylines, the highly-anticipated series also stars Mary Lynn Rajskub (“Firewall”), Kim Raver (“Revolution”) and William Devane (“The Dark Knight Rises”) reprising their original roles.
Newcomers to the drama series include Yvonne Strahovski (“Dexter”), Giles Matthey (“Jobs”), Gbenga Akinnagbe (“The Wire”), Michael Wincott (“The Crow”) and Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe Award winner Judy Davis (“Life with Judy Garland”).
Update 12:00PM: More information is coming from the TCA press tour and Kiefer Sutherland, EP Howard Gordon, EP Manny Coto, EP Evan Katz and Mary Lynn Rajskub (Chloe). According to Coto: ““When we pick up four years later, Jack is still a fugitive…he’s hunted. Yvonne Strahovski is a CIA agent who is hunting Jack.”
And before you ask (and I wanted to know this too), the EPs say that if you haven’t seen the show ever before, you won’t be lost because this is a stand-alone.
Thanks to Give Me My Remote for live-blogging this event!