Judy Davis Drops Out of '24: Live Another Day' for 'Personal Matters'


Judy Davis Drops Out of '24: Live Another Day' for 'Personal Matters'


It looks like '24: Live Another Day' has just lost their main villain. More than a month after joining the FOX miniseries, Judy Davis has announced that she's decided to exit the show due to "personal matters," The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The Emmy-winning Australian actress was poised to play the role of the villainous Margot — a British national and the widow of a notorious terrorist — which was slated for a multi-episode arc. The show began production last month in London, so the search for her replacement is already fully under way.

Davis was to have starred alongside Kim Raver, William Devane, and Mary Lynn Rajskub, who will all reunite with Kiefer Sutherland to reprise their memorable '24' roles. Meanwhile, fresh faces to the cast include Tate Donovan, Yvonne Strahovski, Benjamin Bratt, and Michael Wincott.

For those unfamiliar with the plot, the new series will take place in London and follow the further exploits of Jack Bauer (Sutherland), picking up his story four years after the events of '24's final season back in 2010. And don't worry — the show will continue with the its signature real-time action for each episode.

Howard Gordon, Evan Katz, Manny Coto, David Fury, Robert Cochran, Brian Grazer, Jon Cassar, and Sutherland himself will all executive produce.

On Sunday, FOX unveiled the first teaser trailer for the event series during the Super Bowl, which hits the small screen on Monday, May 5.

- Judy Davis
- 24

Written by: Kelly_Schremph
Feb 5th, 2014, 9:06 am

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