Oh no! One of my favorite shows 24 is rumored to be coming to an end after it’s 8th season. An official announcement is expected in the next couple days. Following the show this season (which by the way, started at “4:00pm”), starring Kiefer Sutherland, I guess it actually might make sense given the storyline and how relationships and careers are coming full circle. Also, since it’s such an action packed television show, it’s grown quite costly to produce while the ratings aren’t what they used to be.
I’ve especially been enjoying this season, as they’ve kept the President from last season, Allison Taylor (played by Cherry Jones – she won an Emmy for this role last year) and added in new characters, including a relationship with Cole Ortiz (played by Freddie Prinze Jr.) and Dana Walsh (played by Katee Sackhoff who was also a lead in my fave TV show of all time – Battlestar Galactica). I also have to say that Renee Walker, Bauer’s partner & love interest (played by Annie Wersching) has been phenomenal this season. And, as always Chloe O’Brian (played by Mary Lynn Rajskub) and her fascinating stoic facial expressions keep me intrigued in every episode. It’s been revealed that Gregory Itzin will make a comeback in his role as President Charles Logan towards the end of this season, which unfortunately for him, is the last. I wonder what that means for Allison Taylor? Does she die?
24 was extremely popular in the beginning, along with American Idol and House, making Fox number one for adults in the 18-49 demographic. Aside from Cherry Jones Emmy for Best Supporting Actress last year, the show has also won Emmy and Golden Globe awards for the TV drama category, and Sutherland himself has been honored for both in the leading actor in a drama category as well. The show has also received Emmy Awards for writing and directing, deservedly so with such interesting, complicated, and cliffhanging episodes and twists.
Lucky for 24 fans that there is a feature film being made that is rumored to take Jack Bauer to Europe. Billy Ray (who wrote “State of Play” & “Flightplan”) has been hired to write the script for the feature and Sutherland is the executive producer of it.