It’s hard to separate Kiefer Sutherland from the most iconic action character in all of television, even after he decided to take a role behind the cameras. It has been hinted at that the show could have Bauer return, since it is not a reboot and exists in the same world. This is becoming more likely to happen as of late, as fans have been clamoring for their hero to make an appearance, or more.
- Corey Hawkins as Eric Carter is great, but is he an alpha? No one knows anything about Carter. This will be the first time anyone has seen the character on screen, so first impressions are everything. What made Bauer such a perfect character was that he was alpha from the start-there were no questions about that side of his personality.
- Not making the show a reboot was not accidental, and intentional by the producers. They knew the risks in doing the 24 franchise without Sutherland, so by not making it a reboot, they can insert the Bauer character in whenever they feel the show needs a boost. May sweeps anyone?
- Executive producer Evan Kantz has already confirmed that an intersection is possible with the new and old characters. Guess what other producer said the same exact thing? Kiefer Sutherland. It’s safe to say that the entire creative team is behind this move, so now it just becomes a question of when.
- Eric Carter will have a background as a soldier, with heavy flaws. If you throw in the morality of every single season of 24, then that means that there is a point in the series where he will trust the wrong person. But who will that person be, and will it surprise anyone?
This new version of 24 is going to be a good show, yet even still, it would be better with Bauer in the mix.
Do you want the show to exclude Bauer from its episodes? How do you think Eric Carter will do as a character?