Kiefer Sutherland is 24 and the fact that he won’t be in this version is sad indeed.
I’m very hesitant about this given the fact that Kiefer Sutherland isn’t coming back. He (and Jack Bauer) is 24, and for 9 seasons and 14 years we’ve followed his adventures. Switching to two new lead characters (and without any returning characters coming back) is a big gamble. The way Live Another Day ended, Yvonne Strahovski (Kate Morgan) was pretty much set up to be the new lead if Kiefer Sutherland decided to step away, and she’s not coming back either. I’ll give it a shot and pray that somehow Jack’s story gets a good ending (preferably getting Sutherland to come back one more time). Miranda Otto being cast as the former head of CTU seems to be good casting. I hope she gets plenty of action sequences like Annie Wersching and Yvonne Strahovski did, and not get regulated to being behind the desk for the whole season like most of the women in CTU do.