In the lead up to the series premiere in February, FOX have been pretty clear that the upcoming “24: Legacy,” a ‘refresh’ of the long-running thriller series, will only involve Kiefer Sutherland in an executive producer capacity… or will it?
Speaking at the ATX TV Festival in Texas this weekend, producer Howard Gordon revealed that he thinks Sutherland’s iconic character Jack Bauer still has some life in him and could even appear at some point in “24: Legacy”. He says to Deadline:
“I do think the character has life in him, whether it’s a movie or if he intersects with this new iteration of 24. I sure would love to see him at some point on the show, and I don’t think he’s ruled it out, either.”
Sutherland starred as leading man and Counter Terrorist Unit agent Jack Bauer throughout the show’s eight season run and into the event series revival “24: Live Another Day”. At last report though, Sutherland said he was completely done with the franchise.
Corey Hawkins stars in the new season as Eric Carter, a former Army Ranger who finds himself pulled back into action as his past comes looking for him. Miranda Otto plays Rebecca Ingram, the blazing smart former head of CTU who is still struggling with second thoughts about having left the counter-terrorism agency. Jimmy Smits plays John Donovan, a powerful U.S. Senator with higher political aspirations, married to Rebecca and running for president.