24 is set to return to our screens in a full scale Fox reboot without Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland). This comes in the wake of The X-Files returning to Fox down the line.
This news is sending shockwave to everyone who have stated it would be almost impossible to have 24 return without the main man himself Jack Bauer. When Fox decided to reboot 24 and place the location in London, they received a massive backlash from fans over cast members.
CEO Gary Newman said:
We would love nothing more than to do another 24. That’s a constant focus for us… We have discussed it with [Kiefer]. Potentially, he won’t be in this installment, we’re not sure yet. We’re not that far along but I know he supports us doing more 24. We’re not talking about continuing the show without him; we’re talking about whether there’s one installment that he’s not in.
Initially fans of 24 expressed their refusal to watch unless Chloe O’Brien (Mary Lynn Rajskub) was cast. Later it was confirmed that Chloe O’Brien would be returning as the super computer geek…and the ratings for 24 have been great during the 12 episode reboot.
So there will be another 24 reboot but it won’t be the same unless Jack Bauer is the main character.