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Prime Instant Video Becomes the Exclusive Subscription Streaming Home for 24

Amazon.com, Inc. today announced that as part of its licensing agreement with Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution, Prime Instant Video is now the exclusive online-only subscription home for streaming all 192 episodes of the award-winning series 24, starring Kiefer Sutherland as heroic agent Jack Bauer.

Prime members can access all eight seasons of the groundbreaking political thriller and 24: Redemption, a TV movie based on the series, in advance of the eagerly awaited 24: Live Another Day, which will premiere on FOX on May 5. Prime Instant Video will also be the exclusive online-only subscription home for streaming 24: Live Another Day later this year. Those who are not already members of Amazon Prime can sign up at www.amazon.com/primeinstantvideo .

During its eight seasons, 24 chronicled Jack Bauer’s race against the clock to thwart political assassination attempts and multiple terror plots, with each season taking place within one 24-hour period. The series won a Golden Globe for Best Television Drama and a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series; Kiefer Sutherland also won a Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy for his performance. Sutherland, co-star Mary Lynn Rajskub (Chloe O’Brian), producer Howard Gordon (Homeland), writers Evan Katz and Many Cato and director Jon Cassar reunite for the suspenseful 12-episode event, 24: Live Another Day. Set and shot in London, the series picks up four years after we last saw Jack, who was then a fugitive from justice. Now in exile, he is nevertheless willing to risk his life and freedom to avert yet another global disaster.

“24 has been extremely popular with Amazon customers over the years,” said Brad Beale, Director of Digital Video Content Acquisition for Amazon. “Whether they are hard-core Jack Bauer fans or just discovering the series for the first time, Prime members are going to love catching up on the previous seasons of 24 as well as 24:Live Another Day.”

24: Live Another Day will bring back the groundbreaking real-time format of the original show, complete with split screens and multiple storylines. The event series, featuring an all-star cast that includes Benjamin Bratt, Yvonne Strahovski, Kim Raver, William Devane, Tate Donovan and Michelle Fairley.

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Netflix Dropping Fox’s ‘24′ From Streaming Queue

We’ve got just a couple days to watch 24 on Netflix! Read below!

Tick, tick, tick: Netflix users have only about a week to watch Fox’s “24,” the real-time thriller starring Kiefer Sutherland, before the series is removed from the streaming service in the U.S.

Netflix’s rights to “24″ — 202 episodes in all — expire April 1. That comes a little more than a month before Fox is set to bring Sutherland’s superagent Jack Bauer back to TV with “24: Live Another Day,” an event series set to bow May 5 with a two-hour special.

But Netflix’s loss will be Amazon’s gain, as the online retailer will continue to offer the past seasons of ”24″ to members of its Prime Instant Video service after April 1, letting fans binge-watch before the premiere of the new season on TV.

It’s not clear whether Amazon will become the exclusive SVOD distributor of the series or whether it will be one of multiple partners. Nor would the companies say whether Amazon will obtain SVOD rights to “24: Live Another Day.” An Amazon rep declined to comment and a rep for 20th Century Fox Television Distribution, which distributes “24,” declined to comment on its deal with Amazon. (Fox Broadcasting referred inquiries to 20th Century Fox Television Distribution.)

Amazon first added “24″ to Prime Instant Video through a Fox deal announced in September 2011.

An Amazon exclusive SVOD rights deal for “24″ would follow other pacts in that vein, as the Internet retailing giant builds a more robust lineup to take on Netflix in the category.

Amazon recently reached a new deal with 20th Century Fox Television for multiple shows and, as part of that, FX series “The Americans” became available exclusively to Prime customers Feb. 6 — before season two of the Cold War-era thriller debuted Feb. 26 on the cabler.

In addition, under Amazon’s deal with NBCUniversal, season one of NBC’s “Hannibal” became available on Prime Instant Video about a month before that show’s second run returned to the Peacock. And Amazon’s pact with BBC Worldwide North America made season one of supernatural thriller “Orphan Black” exclusively available on the SVOD service ahead of that show’s sophomore debut on BBC America.

A Netflix rep confirmed that “24″ will roll off the streaming service April 1, but declined to provide specifics of its licensing deal with the studio. Netflix will continue to offer DVD rentals of “24″ through its separate DVD-by-mail subscription service.

The past seasons of “24″ also will be available for purchase on electronic sell-through services including Amazon Instant Video and Apple iTunes.

Amazon this month announced that it is raising the price of its Prime free-shipping program for U.S. members, from $79 to $99 per year. But the company has said rising content-licensing costs for Prime Instant Video did not figure into that price hike.

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24 Could Return After Live Another Day

24: Live Another Day could be the first of many new adventures for Jack Bauer.

Kiefer Sutherland’s rogue operative could feature in another limited series or a spinoff film if “there’s more story to be told”, exec producer Howard Gordon told IGN.

“I think [the series could continue] if it’s successful, if the audience is into it and we feel like there’s more story to be told,” Gordon said.

“But the four-year hiatus since we went off [the air] has really taught us how special this show is – certainly to us, having done it.”

The 12-part limited series Live Another Day is currently shooting in London, with Mary Lynn Rajskub reprising her role of Chloe O’Brian opposite Sutherland.

Gordon hinted that O’Brian now resembles “a cross between Lisbeth Salander and Edward Snowden” and also revealed new details about the character played by Yvonne Strahovski.

“She’s a CIA agent whose husband – a fellow CIA agent – is a traitor and was caught selling secrets,” he explained.

“She has been stained by his sin… so she’s a character who’s in need of redemption herself, and she’s very good at what she does. She essentially becomes the Tommy Lee Jones to Jack’s Harrison Ford.”

24: Live Another Day will air on Fox in the US and on Sky1 in the UK from May.

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Kiefer Sutherland Reveals 24 Movie Still a Possibility, Teases a “Hunted” Jack Bauer in Live Another Day

Jack Bauer still has big screen dreams.

Though Kiefer Sutherland and 24’s executive producers Howard Gordon and Evan Katz originally intended to bring Jack Bauer back in a movie, fans were disappointed when 20th Century Fox announced that they would not be moving forward.

Fortunately, Jack would live to see another day as Fox is set to bring 24 back as a 12-episode miniseries, titled 24: Live Another Day, later this spring.

But that doesn’t mean Sutherland has given up on the idea of a 24 movie, or even rebooting the series! Sutherland, Gordon, Katz and executive producer Manny Coto teased the series’ highly anticipated return at the 2014 Winter TCA Press Tour on Monday, revealing plot details and why they haven’t given up on the idea of a 24 movie.

When asked if the plot for the 12-episode miniseries, which is set in London and will premiere in May, is similar to the original idea for the film, Sutherland revealed, “The script for the film was very, very different. The film’s an ongoing situation. There’s always an opportunity to do that, but Howard came up with an idea of a 12-episode run of this and it was an opportunity that presented itself to us first. It was a fantastic idea…if this ends up rebooting the show or causing a film to be made, so be it.”

Jack Bauer to the rescue, indeed!

So what is our hero up to when 24: Live Another Day begins? “If you remember at the end of season eight, Jack was left fugitive and we’ll pick four years later and he’s still a fugitive,” Coto teased. “He is hunted and he is still hunted when the show begins.”

And his hunter? Chuck vet Yvonne Strahovski, who will be playing a London-based CIA agent that “has been on the hunt for Jack Bauer and the show will open with that dynamic,” Coto divulged. “When Jack returns into the story on his own terms, we’ll learn he has a mission.”

Enter fan favorite Mary Lynn Rajskub, who is set to return to the series as Jack’s trust tech master sidekick Chloe, but don’t expect to see a warm reunion between the two. “They’re actually pitted against each other…that is a dynamic that Mary Lynn and I get to play that’s very exciting. It’s always something that’s going to evolve over the course of the show,” Sutherland teased.

Gordon added, “We found a place emotionally and physically to locate Jack, and the same for Chloe,” whom the producer described as “someone who is quite damaged and has now joined the Free Information movement.”

24: Live Another Day will premiere on Monday, May 4 on Fox.

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Kiefer Sutherland ‘terrified’ about reviving Jack Bauer

Jack Bauer is coming back – Fox is rebooting the conspiracy, real-time thriller series 24 for a 12-episode TV “event,” starting in May. And Kiefer Sutherland, who played the intense, sometimes sadistic counter terrorism agent Jack, says he’s nervous about it.

“It was nine years I spent doing this [character]. And I’m terrified going back to it,” Sutherland said here at the TV Critics Winter Press Tour. “I used to be terrified between seasons, actually. Without patting ourselves on the back, we made eight seasons of great TV. To open it up again and possibly failing to make great TV, is frightening. Don’t want to disappoint a very loyal audience. I’m about as anxious and wound-up as I’ve been in a long time.”

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