JACK is back after a four-year break to get his breath back. Let’s face it, the counter terrorist had some fairly rubbish outings after he broke onto the scene in rip-roaring style back in 2001 – the last season, number eight, in particular felt too slow and as if it had lost the will to live.
But after the failure of efforts to turn 24 into a film, here it is, back and feisty, and in London. Jack (Kiefer Sutherland) is now ‘the former CTU’ agent who comes out of exile/retirement after the US President, James Heller (William Devane), is threatened with assassination. Not in dear old London, surely! No wonder Prime Minister Stephen Fry is all a-dither.
The 12-parter kicks off with a double bill on Sky1 tonight (Monday, 5 May, 1am).