By BETH HARRIS
Jack Bauer is back, and he’s on the run in London.
Kiefer Sutherland returns as the intrepid counter-terrorist in a 12-episode run of “24: Live Another Day,” debuting with a two-hour show May 5 on Fox. It will take up its regular one-hour slot starting May 12.
He returns to a character he played for eight seasons, from 2001 to 2010.
The show will be set and shot in London and retain the real-time format with split screens and interwoven story lines. It picks up four years after the events of “24’s” final season with Bauer now a fugitive being hunted by the CIA.
Also back from the original series are Mary Lynn Rajskub, Kim Raver and William Devane. Several newcomers have joined the cast, including Oscar nominee Judy Davis and Yvonne Strahovski of “The Wire.”
Rajskub, who plays Chloe, said she closely followed Internet speculation about the series return and waited eagerly to find out whether she’d be included.
A potential “24” movie has been bandied about, too.