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 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 Manny Coto 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.
Here's what Brad Beale, Director of Digital Video Content Acquisition for Amazon, had to say about the acquisition in a statement.
"24 has been extremely popular with Amazon customers over the years. 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.