Will fans of the Fox show “24” once again see Jack Bauer fighting against the bad guys on their TV sets? Well, it might finally happen.
Deadline is reporting that “active creative discussions” are taking place. Yes, Outsiders, we all might see Kiefer Sutherland appear as Jack Bauer in the popular series.
The article states Fox Entertainment President Michael Thorn said that a “potential” is there for “24” to return.
“There’s still a possibility, [and] there are still some discussions with the producers on a take that we have yet to hear,” he said. “There [are] some active creative discussions that are happening.”
Potential Return Of TV Show Would Give ’24’ Fans Something To Cheer
Remember the excitement that fans of “24” would share with one another? That’s what might happen as the TV show ponders a return.
Now “24” was created by Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran. It debuted on Fox on Nov. 6, 2001. Sutherland played counter-terrorist agent Jack Bauer.
The original series ran for eight seasons, along with a two-hour movie, through 2010. In 2014, a limited series appeared and had a spin-off for one season called “24: Legacy.
Should the TV show return, it will be produced by 20th Century Television and Imagine Television.
Also, Fox would be ready to have such a popular TV show back as part of its primetime schedule.
Jerry O’Connell Recalled Sutherland’s Antics On ‘Stand by Me’ Set
Being Jack Bauer on “24” is not the first time Kiefer Sutherland made his presence felt on a set. This time, it was not on a TV studio. It was in a movie called “Stand by Me.”
Jerry O’Connell, who was part of the Rob Reiner film’s cast, though, remembered when Sutherland would bully him and his co-stars off-camera.
Speaking of “Stand by Me” and the movie, we know Outsiders remember Reiner from his time playing Mike Stivic on “All in the Family.” Did you know that it was the third film he directed? Reiner oversaw “This Is Spinal Tap” and “The Sure Thing” before “Stand by Me” was on the movie screens.
Beyond that movie, O’Connell has appeared in movies like “My Secret Identity,” “Joe’s Apartment,” and the Tom Cruise flick “Jerry Maguire.”
If you want to see O’Connell on TV, then catch him on the CBS show “The Talk.”
He became the first full-time male co-host on the program. O’Connell filled the spot left by Sharon Osbourne, who was fired after making supportive comments about British host Piers Morgan. Osbourne got into a tiff on the show with co-host Sheryl Underwood.