Director Jon Cassar announced earlier last night, that 24 has come to an end unfortunately. We won’t see Kiefer Sutherland playing Jack Bauer fight his way through as a member of the CTU protecting civilians and the government alike anymore in new adventures. Although NBC had expressed interest in keeping Bauer on the network, there are no current plans in doing so.
Fortunately, Twentieth Century Fox still wants the fast paced adventure to continue, in film. Billy Ray, associated with the films State Of Play, Breach, and Shattered Glass, is already in the process of drafting the script for the film with the main plot placing Jack in a mission in Europe. While fans should revel in this last anthem to 24, Kiefer Sutherland himself is wishy washy about the move stating that “a loss of real time aspect would occur, leaving too much freedom for writers.”
Shortly after news broke of the series and its farewell, with the joint decision of Kiefer Sutherland himself with executive producer Howard Gordon, three different companies have come up with a solution to Jack’s fate. Twentieth Century Fox Television, Imagine Entertainment and Fox Broadcasting Company have decided the end for Jack will occur at the end of season 8. The final hours of Day Eight will air on Monday, May 24th (8:00-10:00p.m) ET/PT.
It doesn’t stop there, just as the end of the show is an abrupt decision enough, the path it will take to the end is a long one. The final eleven hours of the end will air Mondays (9:00-10:00p.m.) ET/PT on Fox. While it’s sad to see such a good series go, it will be interesting to see what’s in store for Jack’s next adventure on the big screen.