Kiefer Sutherland Could Return As Jack Bauer On “24: Legacy”



Fox is rebooting 24 this year with new series 24: LEGACY. The series centers on new characters but the team behind the show is leaving the door open for original series star, , to return as Jack Bauer. 

“I do think the character has life in him, whether it’s a movie or if he intersects with this new iteration of 24, [Legacy],” said executive Howard Gordon at his master class at the ATX Festival in Austin. “I sure would love to see him at some point on the show, and I don’t think he’s ruled it out, either.”

The goal would be for Sutherland’s Jack Bauer to return for an arc in the second part of Legacy‘s 12-episode first season. 

Sutherland is set to star in Designated Survivor on ABC this fall while executive producing 24: Legacy. There is currently no deal for Sutherland to return for the reboot.

The new series centers on a new character played by Corey Hawkins, whom Gordan says is not a “copy of Jack Bauer” but will be “compelling his own right.” 

24: Legacy will premiere on Fox after Super Bowl LI next year. 

Sutherland is repped by , , and Markham, Frogatt and Irwin in the UK. 

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