Kiefer Sutherland on future of ’24’: ‘I don’t see myself going back’

Actor returned as Jack Bauer this year but now says he may have said goodbye for good

Kiefer Sutherland has revealed that he is unlikely to make any further episodes of 24.

The actor reprised his signature role as Jack Bauer earlier this year for a special 12-episode season called 24: Live Another Day. The so-called “limited event” season, which contained the first new episodes of 24 in four years, aired from May to July on Fox in the US and Sky1 in the UK.

Asked by The Telegraph about resurrecting Jack Bauer again, Sutherland replied: “Me, I don’t see going back to it. We had set out to do 12 episodes to end the show and deal with some of the past history of the show. It was also an irresistible opportunity to go shoot in England. So for all of those reasons it made sense to do that last season.”

However, Sutherland refused to rule out a return completely, adding: “But I think I said the same thing at the end of season eight so I would hate to be held to that.”

24 originally ran for eight seasons and 192 episodes between 2001 and 2010, and is considered the longest-running US espionage-themed TV drama ever having outlasted other iconic spy shows including The Avengers and Mission: Impossible.