How likely is it that Jack Bauer will show up in the new series 24: Legacy? Executive producer Howard Gordon discussed the upcoming FOX drama with Deadline.
24: Legacy will center on Eric Carter (Corey Hawkins), an ex-soldier who returns to America to prevent a massive terrorist attack. The cast also includes Miranda Otto, Jimmy Smits, and Teddy Sears.
When asked if Kiefer Sutherland will make an appearance in the reboot, Gordon said there are no plans at the moment:
Let me be clear, there’s no plans at the moment; I think it’s just sort of a possibility downstream reflecting just my own personal fantasy (laughs). We haven’t said you’re definitely coming back; it’s just something that I was just musing about and that I think isn’t impossible but there are no plans about it. We have to talk as friends and colleagues about him coming back but he’s doing Designated Survivor, which will keep Kiefer busy.”
He later added that other original 24 characters may appear in the series:
There’s no specific timing. I think my guess if it were to ever happen it’d be at some point me point downstream when everybody agrees sort of creatively. Unfortunately, it sort of became what people are talking about but the show Legacy is really about something else entirely. It’s about launching a new story off this franchise and introducing Corey Hawkins and Jimmy Smits and Miranda Otto and our narrative different from the old 24. And, because of that, my guess is that other characters from the 24 universe will probably show up before Kiefer does.”
24: Legacy is set to premiere on February 5th, 2017.
What do you think? Are you a fan of 24? Do you hope Jack Bauer shows up in the new series?