Yvonne Strahovski Returns to Active Agent Status in ’24: Live Another Day’ [UPDATED]

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!

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  1. Great news. Loved 24. Her character is based in London. Wonder if that means her natural accent? Wonder if she becomes a LI?

  2. Mel, you might want to check on the regular time slot. Fox doesn’t air at 10PM eastern. 9pm eastern, 8pm central

  3. Too bad they had to create a whole new CIA character would have been nice if they could have written Sara Walker Bartowski in to the 24 script imagine Sara Chuck and Casey helping out Jack Bauer

    • 24 is a completely different property. Different creative team, different direction, different fanbase, everything. Having Sarah Walker and/or Casey on the show would be absurd. That’s like suggesting having a Dreamworks character appear in a Disney movie.

  4. Hi All,

    I agree with Earnie. It would be a nice nod to the Chuck series and fans. I realise its not going to happen. I think those Chuck fans with Twitter accounts should tweet Yvonne and see if she was open to the idea. Maybe Yvonne could play a Sarah that still rediscovering herself post memory loss. Personally never agreed with that approach. Its coming up to two years on and I’m still sore about it.



  5. Chuck and 24 are almost opposite ends of the television spectrum. Chuck was light, sometimes intentionally crossed the border into farce. 24 is dark, on the edge of your seat tense, and practically never has a light moment.

    But having said that, Jack and Sarah are similar characters, at least before Sarah met Chuck.

    They are both incredibly dedicated to their duty, almost to a tragic extent. Both have been used by their superiors, again, to an almost tragic extent.

  6. YAHOOOO!!! Our girl is BACK! I never saw 24 but, with Yvonne on board, I’m in!

    I think the 24 people are throwing a nod at Chucksters…..Yvonne is CIA again! It would be cool if Yvonne’s character, Kate, is badasz as Sarah!

    Can’t wait! 🙂

  7. Awesome!! ALMOST as big a 24 fan as I am a Chuck fan… Almost!

  8. Used to watch 24 but lost track. Now that Yvonne is in to, I’ll definitely be watching this new season.