Has the clock finally run out on Jack Bauer? At a recent Emmys event for the Fox limited series “24: Live Another Day,” star Kiefer Sutherland definitively told the crowd, “I am not coming back to do ’24.'” Listen to the complete podcast below.
“There are other things that I’ve wanted to do and when we started this, when we said a limited series run, I meant it, and I think we all did,” Sutherland told the crowd at the Landmark Theatre in West Hollywood. “But I’ve always felt that ’24’ is such a great idea that this could go on forever. And I think it’s very important that if you create a new cast with other cast members in the context of telling this story, it will bring a freshness to the idea. And let’s face it, there’s only so many bad days one can have. Whoever is lucky enough to kind of enter into this world, I hope they have the same beautiful experience that I did for that time.”
However, Sutherland hasn’t closed the door entirely on Jack Bauer, admitting, “It doesn’t rule out ever one day having a cameo or something like that.”
Co-star Mary Lynn Rajskub and producers Howard Gordon and Manny Coto joined Sutherland on the panel following a special screening of the “24: Live Another Day” finale. They also talked about how shooting in London presented certain new challenges, how tough it was to write the first episode following a four-year hiatus, and much more.
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