Are you still reeling from the epic finale to “24: Live Another Day” Monday night? Given just how amazing the episode was, we really cannot blame you for a second. While we saw plans for World War III stop thanks to Jack Bauer, it was also hardly a happy ending, as he exchanged his own safety for Chloe’s and took off on a helicopter, seemingly to Russia.
The scary thing is for a little while, the producers even tinkered with the idea of killing off Kiefer Sutherland’s landmark character at the end of the show. Speaking to Deadline, executive producer Howard Gordon shared a little more insight into the process:
“We certainly tried out a lot of different endings and we rearranged the furniture every which way in the room. So we knew what it looked like for other characters to have met with different ends and we tried them all on, up to and including Jack himself. This has always been a show that is really about the days and the life of this man and no day is probably as intense as a person’s last day. So killing Jack was something that was intriguing to us all but it had to be done just right. And that didn’t present itself to us.”
Gordon also reiterated something that was said in another interview over the past almost-24 hours concerning a potential season 10: He’s not opposed to the idea. Before it happens, though, there needs to be a story and a series of scripts laid out that could really make it worthwhile. For the time being, one hasn’t presented itself, and they don’t want to make more “24” just for the sake of more “24.”
Hopefully, we’ll have some more insight on the future of the franchise soon, so be on the lookout for that. You can also click here to read our review of the finale, or click here to obtain some further TV scoop via our newsletter.