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Kiefer Sutherland explains ’24’ departure

Actor Kiefer Sutherland quit hit show 24 because he wants to work on other TV projects.

The Lost Boys star has played the show’s main character, agent Jack Bauer, for more than a decade, but producers recently confirmed 2014’s mini-series 24: Live Another Day would be his last outing.

Kiefer has now declared he is glad to finally leave Bauer behind because he longs to tackle other TV roles.

“24 is definitely over now for me,” he tells the BBC. “It’s one of the greatest gifts I’ve ever been given as an actor, but it’s moving on without me, I want to do other things… I want to do more television. My experience of 24 was unbelievable… I don’t think there’s a better medium than television out there at the moment. So I think I want to do more of it and look for projects where I can repeat my experience.

“You have to take your time though to find something like it – and that means you have to work less. So I’ll be waiting for something that’s worth it, with the potential for the kind of audience access that 24 had.”

However, Kiefer admits he may still make a guest appearance in the revamped show, adding that he has not “ruled out a cameo”.

24 premiered in 2001 and became a huge international success, winning 20 Emmy Awards over the years.

It racked up eight full seasons, as well as 2008 TV movie 24: Redemption and the shortened 24: Live Another Day series.

Kiefer Sutherland will only make guest appearances in 24 spinoff with new male lead

Kiefer Sutherland will only make guest appearances in a new version of 24, according to executive producer Howard Gordon.

The producer confirmed media reports that a spinoff of 24 is in the works from franchise veterans Manny Coto and Evan Katz, with a new male hero being introduced at the center of the series.

Gordon told TV Line that the proposed spinoff will pair this agent with an older, experienced female partner for an entirely new adventure.

Sutherland is being eyed to make a few appearances as Counter Terrorist Unit operative Jack Bauer (Sutherland) during the season.

This 24 is initially planned as a one-off event like the Live Another Day miniseries, but Gordon hinted that it could grow into a long-running series.

Fox chairman and CEO Gary Newman revealed in May that his network was in the “early” stages of creating a spinoff to the main 24 program.

Earlier this year, it was suggested that 24 might return without Sutherland, as he previously admitted that he couldn’t see himself returning to the series.

Fox later clarified that Sutherland would always be welcomed back to the franchise.

Canadian Labor Board Blocks $1.7M In Film Credits For Kiefer Sutherland’s ‘Forsaken’

When Kiefer Sutherland and the producers of Forsaken pulled up stakes in Alberta, Canada two summers ago, they allegedly left town owing a lot of money to local vendors and crew members. And now the Alberta Labour Relations Board has ruled that the producers won’t get access to some $1.7 million in Alberta film grants until the workers and suppliers are paid.

The troubled Western, which has yet to be released, stars Sutherland as a quick-draw killer who returns to his hometown to repair his relationship with his estranged father, played by his real-life dad, Donald Sutherland.

When the production company left town, the Directors Guild of Canada and Alberta IATSE Local 212 brought the matter to the attention of the Labour Board, which has now ruled that four of the Canadian companies involved in the film’s production, including Kiefer Sutherland’s Camel Entertainment, will not be allowed to take receipt of the film credits until the Labour Board completes its investigation or orders otherwise.

“A number of proceedings have been brought at the Alberta Labour Relations Board after the producers of the film went into major default while undertaking principal photography in Alberta in the summer of 2013,” the IATSE said in a statement. “Large amounts of money remain owing in respect of cast and crew benefits, and many local vendors remain unpaid. Post-production work on the film continued in other jurisdictions, despite the large debts left behind.”

The Board, which found that there was a danger of the film grant funds being removed from Alberta “with the stroke of a pen,” agreed with the unions’ argument that they would be harmed should that happen.

Sutherland’s spokesperson declined comment.

Kiefer Sutherland: ‘I don’t see myself going back to 24’

The sight of Kiefer Sutherland on screen holding a gun to a man’s head is not unusual. He spent nine series as Jack Bauer in 24 doing little else. But the sight of Kiefer Sutherland holding a gun to Stephen Fry’s head while Fry is lying on top of him wearing a Santa outfit, definitely is.

“He’s a big fella,” says Sutherland, with a gravelly laugh at the recollection. “I think he stands about 6’ 4” and he’s built – he’s not wire skinny. So when he landed on me I think the two of us laughed the first time. In fact, there were a couple of moments where we had to really focus because situations made us laugh so much.”

Just as you don’t think of Kiefer Sutherland with Stephen Fry on top of him, you don’t think of him in a comedy either. But Marked is a comedy, a standalone half-hour in Sky’s Playhouse Presents strand. It sees Sutherland play a middle-aged, browbeaten, debt-laden nebbish called James. When he is offered a “hit” to take out his neighbour’s archenemy it’s money he cannot refuse, but his efforts to do the deed soon descend in to a high – and festive – farce.

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Kiefer Sutherland working on secret project

Actor Kiefer Sutherland is re-teaming with his 24 co-star Stephen Fry for work on a secret film project.

The British actor joined the cast of Sutherland’s hit action drama for reboot series 24: Live Another Day, which has been filmed in the U.K., and Fry now reveals the pair is working together again on a short film.

Fry gave away the news in a post on his Twitter page on Friday, writing, “At secret place filming secret short film secretly with @RealKiefer in secret for @SproutPictures #secretsquirrel.”

Sprout Pictures is the independent Film and Television production company co-owned by Fry. The firm has produced Chris O’Dowd’s TV show Moone Boy and several installments of the Sky Playhouse Presents series.

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24: LAD Time Jump is Coming!

24: Live Another Day will have a time jump in its upcoming episodes.

Fox’s 12-episode action series will continue to span 24 hours like previous seasons, but has so far aired events in real time without any jumps in the day.

After seven episodes, there are still 17 hours to cover before the season ends on July 14.

Executive producer Howard Gordon has told TVLine that there will be several skips in time, but that he is “sworn to secrecy” about how this will occur.

Gordon and co-creator Robert Cochran also addressed whether Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) may be replaced by Kate Morgan (Yvonne Strahovski) in future seasons.

“I think it’s a possibility,” Cochran said. “There are no specific plans right now, but that’s the kind of thing we’d consider.”

Gordon added: “The format itself is very sturdy and with the right story it can be compelling. So if a [Jack-free] story presented itself to us, we would be open to it.”

24: Live Another Day continues tonight (June 16) at 9pm on Fox in the US. It next airs on Wednesday (June 18) on Sky1 in the UK.

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Also make sure to tune in tonight for the 200th episode in the 24 series!!! What a feat!

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