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Kiefer Sutherland reminisces about ’24’ and is open for a comeback

Kiefer Sutherland still wants to return to ’24’.

The 54-year-old actor portrayed counter-terrorism agent Jack Bauer in nine seasons – which ran from 2001 to 2010 and returned for a limited series in 2014 – and is keen to reprise the role again, and doesn’t care whether that would be for a new TV show or in a movie, so long as there is a “great story” at the heart of it.

WHISTLER, BC – DECEMBER 06: Actor Kiefer Sutherland poses for a portrait in Whistler Village during the 15th Annual Film Festival on December 6, 2015 in Whistler, Canada. (Photo by Andrew Chin/Getty Images)

He said: “I’ve been banging my head against a brick wall for a movie for so long that I’ve got a concussion.

“Honestly, the form more ’24’ would take doesn’t matter to me as much as the quality of the story. If someone comes up with a great story that can be told in two hours, then we’re going to make a movie, but if someone comes up with a great story that could be ’24’ hours, we’ll do the show.”

While the show was a “gift” to Kiefer, he is wary of tarnishing its legacy by continuing with the role.

He added to Forbes magazine: “As an actor, 24 remains one of the most dynamic experiences I’ve ever had. Where a character was allowed to have such highs and lows in such a fast period of time is a gift.

“There are very few setups that will allow you to do that, and I find that incredibly fun, challenging, and exciting.

“There’s been nine seasons, and I think it rests in a credible place. The difficulty is you don’t ever want to do anything that is going to damage that.”

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‘The Designated Survivor’ actor believes ’24’ is responsible for the revolution of the TV industry and the increased demand for high-quality dramas that audiences like to binge-watch

Sutherland plays Detective Clay Bryce in a new TV series called ‘The Fugitive’. The Detective who leads the hunt for Boyd Holbrook’s Mike Ferro, on the run after being wrongly suspected of a bombing on the LA subway who needs to prove his innocence.

It’s inspired by the original TV show from the 1960s and the Oscar-winning 1993 movie that starred Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones.

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