JACK BAUER AND MICHAEL SCOFIELD TEAM UP IN THE ALL-NEW EVENT SERIES “24: ESCAPE PLAN” PREMIERING 2018 ON FOX
It’s been years since JACK BAUER (Kiefer Sutherland) surrendered himself to the Russians in exchange for CHLOE O’BRIAN. When clues suggest that he might still be alive and is being held in a Moscow prison, CTU enlists the help of MICHAEL SCOFIELD (Wentworth Miller) to engineer his most important escape ever.
Joining Michael will be two of Fox River State Penitentiary’s most notorious escapees, THEODORE “T-BAG” BAGWELL (Robert Knepper) and LINCOLN BURROWS (Dominic Purcell). Computer expert CHLOE O’BRIAN (Mary Lynn Rajskub) quarterbacks the mission to save her best friend with TONY ALMEIDA (Carlos Bernard) also pulled back into the action. But escaping prison is just the beginning. Can the team escape the country in just 24 hours?
“Our producers came up with a really compelling and organic story for this crossover event series,” said Fox Television Group CEO Dana Walden. “I know that our actors on both shows are looking forward to interacting with each other. It was just a fresh and fun idea for them and they were both on board right off the bat.”
The project will retain the real-time, pulse-pounding, fast-paced format with split screens and complex interweaving storylines, with each episode representing one hour of an eventful day.
Originally premiering on November 6, 2001, “24” was nominated for a total of 73 Emmy Awards, winning for Outstanding Drama Series in 2006. Over eight seasons, Kiefer Sutherland garnered seven Emmy Award nominations and one win for Outstanding Lead Actor – Drama Series. While the series gained global recognition, Sutherland’s portrayal of the legendary character penetrated the American psyche like no other dramatic television character to become part of the cultural lexicon.
The crossover event series will premiere April 1st, 2018 only on FOX.