24's new series will feature Stephen Fry as the British Prime Minister. Fry confirmed the news on Twitter, posting a link to the story on Deadline.com and writing, "Well, this particular cat is out of the bag." 

Stephen FryStephen Fry Will Play British Prime Minister in '24's New Season'

In 'Live Another Day' - set four years after the last series and once again starring Kiefer Sutherland - Fry will play the "strong and charismatic" leader of the country. Sutherland's counter-terrorist expert Jack Bauer returns to London as a fugitive on the run from the CIA. Our recent photographs show the U.S. star shooting action scenes in the capital's Aldgate.

The Fox series is set to premiere in the U.S with a two-hour special on May 5, with the UK expected to get the series on Sky 1 soon after. It will explore on the friendship between Fry's Prime Minister and US President Heller, which comes under pressure due to political crises. 

24's new season will again take place over the course of a single day, though will leap around in time instead of the usual hour-by-hour structure. 

24 new seasonKeifer Sutherland Shooting The New Season of '24' in London

Sutherland talked up the series at the Television Critics Association winter meeting earlier this month. 

"I'm about as anxious and wound up as I've been in a long time," he said.

"There's a great impetus for all of us to create something new with the show."

"Hopefully, by the time you're finished watching an episode, you'll feel like you've been there. on the edge of your seat," added Sutherland.

Mary Lynn Rajskub also returns as Chloe O'Brian in the drama series, which broadcast 192 episodes between 2001 and 2010.