Kiefer Sutherland drops bombshell: ‘I am not coming back to do ’24” (Podcast)

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.

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“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.

Below: Listen to the complete panel discussion and then use the easy drag-and-drop menu to tell us if you think Sutherland will be nominated for Best Movie/Mini Actor at the Emmys.

Emmys flashback: When ’24’ and Kiefer Sutherland won in 2006

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