Kiefer Sutherland is ‘terrified’ ahead of ‘24: Live Another Day’ filming. The British born Canadian actor and film director, best known for his role as Jack Bauer in the hit series speaks out upon his return with actress Mary Lynn Rajskub and Executive Producer Howard Gordon during Fox Broadcasting Company‘s part of the Television Critics Association (TCA) Winter 2014 presentations in Pasadena, California, January 13, 2014. However Sutherland reveals,
“I’m terrified,” admitted Sutherland, who was at the Television Critics Association tour to promote the upcoming 12-hour series 24: Live Another Day, which debuts with a two-hour episode May 5 on Fox and Global.
“It was nine years (over eight seasons that he played Jack Bauer) and I’m terrified. I used to get terrified between each season. I’m very nervous. Without patting ourselves on the back too hard, we made eight very strong years. We always would look back every season and wish something had been better, but I was very proud.
“So to make 12 more episodes and not make them the best 12 we’ve ever made, I’m terrified, I won’t lie to you. Until we start shooting, I’m about as anxious and wound up as I’ve been in a long time.”
Sutherland and the producers indicated that a movie well it’s a possibility, but 24: Live Another Day is a separate story that has nothing to do with the script of the proposed film.
“The film is an ongoing situation,” Sutherland said. “There’s always an opportunity to do that. But Howard (Gordon, executive producer) came up with this and this was the opportunity that came to us first.
“This is what we’re primarily focused on. So if this ends up rebooting the show or leading to a movie, so be it, but we’re very focused on this right now.”
Sutherland added, though, that his comments don’t necessarily mean he’s committed to more TV time for Jack Bauer following 24: Live Another Day.
“When I said reboot, I never said I was a part of it,” said Sutherland, prompting laughter.
Shooting will take place in London, England, filming is to commence in a few weeks.