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'24: Live Another Day' books Benjamin Bratt

by jmaloni

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Thu, Jan 16th 2014 02:15 pm

Highly anticipated event series debuts with special two-hour premiere Monday, May 5, on FOX 

Emmy Award nominee Benjamin Bratt has joined the ranks of "24: Live Another Day," the new event series starring Kiefer Sutherland. Bratt will portray Steve Harris, the head of CIA operations tracking Jack Bauer (Sutherland) in London.

"24: Live Another Day" premieres with a two-hour television event Monday, May 5 (8 p.m.) on FOX, and makes its time period premiere the following week, on Monday, May 12 (9 p.m.).

Bratt's Harris commands the CIA operation in London that is pursuing Jack, now an exile and a fugitive from justice. Supporting Harris are CIA agent Kate Morgan (Yvonne Strahovski), who is both resourceful and driven; Jordan Reed (Giles Matthey), a smart and sophisticated CIA computer tech; and Erik Ritter (Gbenga Akinnagbe), a sharp, strong and arrogant field operative.

Perhaps most recognized from his Emmy Award-nominated role as "Det. Rey Curtis" on long-running drama "Law & Order," Bratt's diverse career has successfully spanned film and television for more than 20 years. Most recently, Bratt starred in "The Cleaner," "Private Practice" and in a recurring role as Sofia Vergara's ex-husband on "Modern Family." His feature credits include the critically acclaimed films "La Mission," "Piñero," Steven Soderbergh's "Traffic" and "The Woodsman," a festival and critical favorite starring Kevin Bacon. Among his other film credits are "The River Wild," opposite Meryl Streep; "Clear and Present Danger," opposite Harrison Ford; the beloved comedy "Miss Congeniality," with Sandra Bullock; and the feature adaptation of the acclaimed novel "Love in the Time of Cholera," co-starring Javier Bardem. Most recently, he starred in "Snitch," and he provided the voice of "El Macho" in the summer hit and worldwide blockbuster, "Despicable Me 2."

"24: Live Another Day" is retaining the original series' real-time, nail-biting, fast-paced format with split screens and interweaving storylines. It also stars Mary Lynn Rajskub, Kim Raver and William Devane - all reprising their original roles - along with newcomers Michael Wincott and Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe Award winner Judy Davis.

Fans can "Like" "24: Live Another Day" on Facebook at facebook.com/24. Follow the series on Twitter @24FOX and join the discussion using #24fox.

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