After the Superbowl commercial for “24: Live Another Day” aired fans were going crazy on social media. Teased throughout the game, fans finally got the preview they have been waiting for. Just seeing Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) holding on to fan favorite analyst Chloe O’Brian (Mary Lynn Rajskub) will make “24” fans freak. Here are the top five reasons you should be excited.
5. Incredible 45 second promo.
Thats all it took for the fans of the show to know that one of the most groundbreaking series to ever be on television was coming back. Teasing the promo throughout the game was a great way to re-introduce Bauer. Add the camera flip, explosions, and having Bauer help carry trustworthy former CTU analyst Chloe O’Brian out of an explosive mess brings everything together. Add one of Bauer’s classic screams and you have a complete promo to get everyone excited for a “24” revival.
4. Chloe O’Brian.
Bauer might be the main character but where would he be without trustworthy Chloe O’Brian. From season 1, O’Brian has had Bauer’s back and is always willing to pick up the phone to just hear him growl on the other end. Having returning characters will enhance the resurrection of “24” and bring back it’s glory days. Giving O’Brian a fan favorite a new look will help keep the series fresh in our new hacker world.
Having a new location also gives a fresh feel. After 8 seasons, the series got stale and nobody cared anymore. London is a great place to film because it just brings a different feel to an old idea. Enough of the California landscape and bring on the James Bond feel to an espionage series.
2. Original executive producers and co-creator.
Bringing in the original team of executive producer Howard Gordon and co-creator Robert Cochron should help ease the transition to a 12 episode season. The hope is to bring the series back to the groundbreaking first season and bringing back what made it such great television. In the early seasons, “24” was such a fresh show it was easy to see why critics and fans enjoyed it. The last few seasons failed to live up to expectations, re-starting the clock will hopefully lead to an appropriate conclusion or future plans for a movie.
1. The 24 hour real time format.
The great thing about the clock re-starting is the producers are sticking to the real time format that made this series fresh. With the talk over the years about how to create a movie without completely getting rid of the ticking clock, it’s good to see that they have figured it out. The twist of cutting the episodes in half while still keeping it a full 24 hours will breathe new life into an already ground breaking series. All seasons of “24” can be watched on Netflix and you can catch the premier of “24: Live Another Day” on May 5th, 2014.