Real-time thriller 24 returns but without Jack Bauer

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Kiefer Sutherland’s days of stress and drama in 24 are officially over. American television network Fox has ordered a pilot for 24: Legacy without Jack Bauer.

Featuring a brand new-cast with the show’s producers currently seeking an African-American actor to take over the role from Sutherland’s Jack Bauer.

The real-time storytelling and split-screen action will continue, like the original television series. Each episode still representing one hour of an eventual day.

Regarding the plot to 24: Legacy. Variety’s reports:

24: Legacy will revolve around a military hero’s return to the US and the trouble that follows him back – compelling him to ask CTU for help in saving his life, and stopping what potentially could be one of the largest-scale terror attacks on American soil.

It’s going to be surreal without Jack Bauer in the new revival. Kiefer Sutherland made the original show so thrilling for viewers. Sure, the various attempts from the bad guys were ridiculous but the appeal of 24 was the drama in how the CTU agent saves America from destruction.

After eight seasons and a made-for-TV movie, Jack Bauer returned once again – and suffered through yet another hectic day – with 2014’s 24: Live Another Day.

Though he won’t appear on screen, Sutherland will serve as executive producer along with longtime 24 runners Howard Gordon, Manny Coto, Evan Katz and Brian Grazer.