Well 24 fans, its happening!……
Its been rumoured for months that FOX are planning a whole new 24 Event Series and while fans were delighted with the news of a further adventure set in the real time world there was a negative that its star Kiefer Sutherland does not want to return to the role of Jack Bauer.
Many fans thought that maybe Sutherland was playing a hard bargain and just wanted a a huge pay rise but that does not seem the case because FOX head Gary Newman has confirmed that 24 is returning and despite asking good old Jack back, Kiefer has closed the door….
“Obviously we would love to have Kiefer and we went to him first…” Newman said after announcing the return of the cult show…”it isn’t something he wants to do at this point, but he encouraged us to continue and look for a way to bring the show back.”
I have commented on how 24 without Jack could be possible, which you can read here…
But now that its happening, I still feel a bit numb. The new show will have a whole new batch of characters which of course will make 24 feel all fresh again, but I am still unhappy with the thought of where we left Jack the last time we saw him.
But for now I suppose we all have to get used to the fact that 24: The New Generation is on its way to the small screen…….