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Time is just about up for Jack Bauer. Sorry 24 fanatics, but the real-time Kiefer Sutherland drama series has been cancelled, and this will be its last season.
Fox issued a statement Friday saying that the series' May 24 two-hour finale will be the show's last hurrah, and that the call to put an end to the series was a collective decision agreed to by Sutherland, 24 producers, and Fox executives.
"This has been the role of a lifetime, and I will never be able to fully express my appreciation to everyone who made it possible. While the end of the series is bittersweet, we always wanted 24 to finish on a high note, so the decision to make the eighth season our last was one we all agreed upon,” Sutherland said in a statement. "This feels like the culmination of all our efforts from the writers to the actors to our fantastic crew and everyone at Fox. Looking ahead to the future, Howard Gordon and I are excited about the opportunity to create the feature of 24. But when all is said and done, it is the loyal worldwide fan base that made it possible for me to have the experience of playing the role of Jack Bauer, and for that I am eternally grateful."
All hope is not lost, though. In addition to the reference Sutherland made about a possible 24 movie, sources say NBC head honcho Angela Bromstad is a "major league" fan of the show that debuted in 2001, is “extremely motivated to find a way to bring the series to The Peacock."
Could there be yet another day in Jack Bauer's future? Only time will tell.
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