In anticipation of the May 5 premiere of 24: Live Another Day, EW talked to the franchise’s longtime executive producer Howard Gordon about his quest to return Jack Bauer to the grid.
Before we get into Live Another Day, let’s talk about the 24 series finale in 2010. Did you consider killing off Jack Bauer?
Howard Gordon: We had been watching Jack for nine years, so that image of the screen going to static was the one that made me feel really excited. Jack was getting to live another day. We knew that it would just be too much of a bummer to end the series [with his death]. We didn’t not want to piss people off or to make them angry. There was emotion with Jack’s exhaustion and that he was actually mixed about having to live another day. It wasn’t necessarily a blessing or a great relief that he was condemned to continue in this life. READ FULL STORY