If you thought you’d seen the last of Bauer hour, you don’t know Jack. 24: Legacy executive producer Howard Gordon has revealed there is a plan in place to bring Jack back if actor Kiefer Sutherland can make it happen.
The basic story for 24: Legacy is already set in stone, but it sounds like there’s still some writing and crafting to do for the rest of Season 1. Gordon knows that Sutherland isn’t dead set against the reprisal idea, and according to Deadline, the writers already have a tentative arc set up for Jack Bauer if everything plays out. The plan would be to get him for a handful of episodes (at the outside) in the second half of the season, so that the schedule wouldn’t conflict with that of his upcoming drama Designated Survivor, in which he’ll play the president.
That’s not that only bit of interesting exhaust coming out of the rumor mill, as it’s apparently possible that other former 24 characters may appear on the spinoff as well. This is something that fans were obviously hoping for when the series was announced, but no familiar faces have been added to the cast yet, and no one at Fox has been open about seeking anyone out, either. So that’s fantastic if it’s indeed true, since Jack Bauer is hardly the only character from this tension-filled world that would be welcome on our screens again for 24: Legacy.
When it comes to the real story, 24: Legacy centers on Corey Hawkins’ Eric Carter, an ex-Army Ranger fluent in black ops who returns to the U.S. from a mission and finds that the mission is not done with him. To keep his family safe, he must enlist the help of former CTU head Rebecca Ingram (Miranda Otto) and CTU itself to stop a serious threat from going through. The series also stars Jimmy Smits, Teddy Sears, Dan Bucatinsky, Ashley Thomas, Anna Diop and more.
24: Legacy will debut on Fox on (Super Bowl) Sunday, February 5, 2017.