It’s official – Mary Lynn Rajskub in 24: Live Another Day!
FOX announced that 24 fan-favorite Mary Lynn Rajskub will reprise her role as Chloe O’Brian, CTU’s system analyst and Jack Bauer’s (Kiefer Sutherland) faithful sidekick, for their event series 24: Live Another Day, set to premiere in May 2014 on FOX.
In the press release, Rajskub said: “I am thrilled to be working with Howard and the writers again – and, of course, Kiefer! There’s a lot more room to grow in my character…I’m going to start sharpening my computer skills now!”
24: Live Another Day restarts the Emmy-winning drama franchise and will follow Jack Bauer taking up his story several years after the events of the final season. If you recall, the series finale had a poignant conversation where Jack told Chloe that she was the only one who, in the end, really “covered my back.”
FOX’s chairman of entertainment Kevin Reilly considers the event series to be a new part of his programming strategy. Reilly says one thing he loves about event series is that the network can be more flexibility in scheduling these. “We’re getting unbelievable talent to come to these,” he shares. FOX plans to distribute their event programming worldwide and own part of them. Improving the caliber of the programs and getting closer to HBO is a goal.