AceShowbiz - Kiefer Sutherland could return as Jack Bauer on upcoming "24: Legacy". The 49-year-old actor previously told BBC that " '24' is definitely over now for me." He also has another acting job coming up on ABC's "Designated Survivor".
But there is a chance for Kiefer to guest star on "24: Legacy" as Jack Bauer, according to executive producer Howard Gordon. "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,]" Howard said during the ATX TV 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."
According to Deadline, Howard and "24: Legacy" team have an arc in mind for the second part of the series' season 1 which could involve Kiefer if a deal comes together. While there are still no talks going on with Kiefer for acting, there is a possibility of other "24" original cast members making cameos on the spin-off.
Asked about the finale in "24: Live Another Day", Howard explained, "I don't know how public this is but we didn't question or consider this being Jack's last moment, Jack's end. We couldn't bring ourselves [to kill him]. That character has, in fact, lost too much to be the center of an ongoing enterprise. Once we put Jack to rest as the center of the story, we could [do another story]."
"24: Legacy", starring Corey Hawkins in the lead role, will premiere on FOX after Super Bowl on February 5, 2017, before moving to its regular time of Mondays at 8 P.M.