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24 creators planning Jack Bauer origins prequel series
By Thomas Ling
Wednesday, 1st August 2018 at 3:30 pm

Jack is (coming) back! But not as we know him. The creators of 24 are reportedly planning a new prequel series exploring how Jack Bauer – the kick-ass and torture-happy agent previously played by Kiefer Sutherland – became TV’s most-feared counter-terrorism operative.

Joel Surnow and Bob Cochran, the original showrunners of the Fox drama, are working on the show, which will be potentially an open-ended series, as opposed to the one-shot 24: Live Another Day, according to THR.

Although it’s believed the show will keep the “ticking clock” format which saw Bauer kneecap and upper-cut baddies in real-time, it seems likely Sutherland will be replaced by a younger actor. However, casting hasn’t started yet.

The news is separate from the ‘female-led’ reboot that was in the works last year – it’s not currently known whether that “criminal justice story” will reach screens.

The original 24 series, which started in 2001, ran for eight series and saw Bauer uncover terrorist plots with help from the likes of analyst Chloe O’Brian (Mary Lynn Rajskub). A spin-off series 24: Legacy, in which Bauer didn’t appear, centred on CTU operative Eric Carter, played by Corey Hawkins, but was cancelled after one season.

Source: https://www.radiotimes.com/news/tv/2018-08-01/24-creators-planning-jack-bauer-origins-prequel-series/

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Post on Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:56 pm by kane

Here's what the 24 prequel featuring a young Jack Bauer might be about
Jack's not the only old character who could resurface with a new face.

BY MORGAN JEFFERY
13 AUGUST 2018
FOX's latest effort to revive the 24 franchise, following the short-lived misfire 24: Legacy, will bring Jack Bauer back to the series. But original series lead Kiefer Sutherland isn't expected to return.

Instead, a prequel series focusing on a younger version of Bauer is currently in the early stages of development, with 24 creators Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran and veteran series producer Howard Gordon attached.

But what was Jack up to in the years before Day One? Could elements from his established backstory serve as inspiration for the prequel? We've dug his personnel file out of the CTU archives to find out.

Jack's childhood, adolescence and early adulthood have been touched upon in past seasons of 24: Day Six established his difficult relationships with father Phillip (then played by James Cromwell) and brother Graem (Paul McCrane), and also saw Jack reunited with old flame Marilyn (Rena Sofer)

Their teenage fling ended when Jack signed up for military service and he later met future wife Teri (played in Day One by Leslie Hope) when she was working as a graphic artist in Los Angeles. The pair had one daughter, Kim (Elisha Cuthbert), who was born 15 years prior to the events of Day One.

But these early romances and family quarrels wouldn't appear to offer up much in the way of potential storylines – this isn't This Is Us – so we can probably rule out Sutherland's replacement being in his late teens / early 20s.

To read more: http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/24/feature/a863826/24-prequel-series-jack-bauer-return/

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