Some interesting statistics about 24: Live Another Day’s budget and crew size were revealed by Film London.
Jack is back, and he’s in London. After a four year hiatus, hit Fox television show 24 has returned to screens around the world with 24: Live Another Day. What prompted this mega show to come to London? The answer is a mix of talent, facilities, locations and the business of tax reliefs!
Since April last year, Film London has been active in attracting television and animation to the capital on the back of the new tax reliefs with additional funding from the Mayor of London.
24: Impact in London
The economic impact of 24: Live Another Day on London is clear. Shooting 12 episodes for over six months, with a core crew of 130, supplemented by over 500 temporary crew and a UK cast of approx 150 plus thousands of extras, the show has a total production spend of approximately £37m.
But it’s not just the immediate economic impact that is valuable, our cultural capital and visibility on screen are also important. As our city is increasingly visible, we find ourselves better represented as more productions take on new perspectives.
Kiefer Sutherland, the actor behind the show’s star Jack Bauer, talks about showing London on screen in new ways: “I’m not running by Big Ben, I’m not taking cover in Westminster Abbey, they’re going to see a kind of London that’s more true to London.”