24: Live Another Day Executive Producer Talks About Original Plan For Finale (SPOILERS)
Posted by Joseph Lee on 07.15.2014
It ended differently...
In an interview with Deadline, 24: Live Another Day executive producer Howard Gordon revealed that they originally planned to kill off Kiefer Sutherland's Jack Bauer during the finale, which aired last night on FOX. This interview contains some serious spoilers so click away now if you don't want it ruined. Here are highlights:
On deciding to kill someone off: "So we knew what it looked like for other characters to have met with different ends and we tried them all on, up to and including Jack himself. This has always been a show that is really about the days and the life of this man and no day is probably as intense as a person's last day. So killing Jack was something that was intriguing to us all but it had to be done just right. And that didn't present itself to us."
On the death of Audrey Bordreau: "This was a really challenging decision to make and a difficult one to make because she was a such a strong character. In a way it is because of that that we all decided this was the way to go with Audrey's death. There was something about Audrey's tragic life that it would have felt too saccharine not to go this way."
On a 24 movie or a new TV series: "I would say ‘never say never' about anything. If I were to call up Kiefer tomorrow with a great idea or someone were to come to me with a great idea for a movie, I think we would jump on it in two seconds. And if we had a great idea for a TV show too. But right now, on the table there is not an idea or a script. I would say it's in discussion but only in discussions everyone right now are having with themselves. We're all too tired and bruised from the season, which we just wrapped a couple of weeks ago, to even consider it further."