Could 24 continue with Yvonne Strahovski?

Thomas Roach on whether 24 could continue with Yvonne Strahovski’s Kate Morgan taking over from Jack Bauer….

yvonne-strahovski-kate-morgan-24-live-another-day-cast-photoWith the final episode of 24: Live Another Day this week fans are eager to see the outcome of the season, which is believed to be the last one ever. For this final season, the show changed the format of the 24 hour day spread over 24 episodes to just 12. Whilst this has annoyed fans to some extent, the quality of the show has not declined at all. With Kiefer Sutherland getting older but the show still being as iconic as ever, there could potentially be room for a spin off show in the future.

Jack Bauer has been a great character to follow over the years and fans would still want to watch the show with him in it if they decide to continue. Kiefer Sutherland has said that there will not be another series after this one but has still expressed interest in a movie. However the charm of 24 is in the real time aspect of the show. The show keeps you wanting more. As the events occur in real time, when you have a week to wait for an episode, you’re left on edge and really curious to see what will happen. So, perhaps the show could continue without Kiefer Sutherland.

The character of Kate Morgan, portrayed by Yvonne Strahovski, has featured prominently in this current season of 24 and appears to be a hit with the fans. Morgan is not unlike Jack Bauer and now after this particularly stressful day she has become very interesting to the audience. If the show could continue in some shape or form, why not have Kate Morgan be the new protagonist?

Kiefer-Sutherland-Yvonne-Strahovski-Jack-Bauer-Kate-Morgan-Team-Up-24-Live-Another-Day-Episode-6Now, there is nothing from the studio to suggest this is even on the table but the way audiences have read her character, surely it would not be out of the question to see more of her in the future. Yvonne Strahovski is a young attractive star and still has a lot of potential for her future career. 24: Live Another Day is just one of the many shows she has starred in over the years (recently she has appeared Dexter, as well as a few years on the show Chuck). She has plenty of television experience could surely be a strong lead for a show such as 24.

24 has had its issues over the years and the format may need to adapt slightly. The writers have struggled to fill episodes with conversation and exposition but this does make a good show nonetheless. Maybe the show could keep its 12 hour format and still take place over a single day? Who knows?

There are not enough shows featuring strong female leads and this would seem like the perfect opportunity to keep the show alive in some shape or form. We will need to wait and see the outcome of the final episode of 24 this week but it is not completely out of the question to consider a spin off show with Kate Morgan.

This may not happen for a few more years yet but I certainly would not be surprised if the studio is already considering this.

So would you want to see a 24 spin off with Kate Morgan as the protagonist? Let us know your thoughts…

Thomas Roach

Around the Internet…

  • CMFTW

    Hell yes! I would so watch a Kate Morgan spin off! Yvonne Strahovski is amazing!

  • TRL21791

    Absolutely I would watch. I’ve always believed 24 can and should continue without Jack Bauer.

  • Penri

    I would watch 24 however it continued. I also think she does come across like the female version of Jack Bauer. Hope it continues…

  • Jim bauer

    Yes but would prefer to keep jack bauer as the main character with her as his partner.. Jack Bauer still has what it takes to keep me watching week in and week out….. I’m not looking forward to another few years before we pick back up…i am a die hard fan of 24 and can’t believe with all the other cap on TV being picked up for another season that 24 isn’t a lock in for more seasons to come…regardless I’m gonna miss this show every week I guess I will just have to find something else to do on Monday nights…

  • Ed

    Sure it could… With a tenth of the ratings.

  • Jason Hunter

    24 was interesting for one season. In 2001. Then the rest of the thinking world moved on.

  • Chris Butcher

    yes, 24 with Yvonne Strahovski leading – excellent idea!

  • Joe

    “24 was interesting for one season. In 2001. Then the rest of the thinking world moved on”

    My thoughts exactly. The format is too limiting for the show to be interesting for too long. And I don’t think Yvonne Strahovski could carry a show like 24 as the lead-star.

  • Victor Who

    24 is about Jack Bauer and the evolution of a once-family man (in season 1) into one television history’s most iconic characters. One of the reasons why 24 has worked for so many seasons, because it’s really a “guy” show and guys want to be Jack Bauer; Jack Bauer is Kiefer Sutherland. The character of Kate Morgan played by Yvonne Strahovski is great and very good looking, but she is not a character that guys will flock over to watch ever week. Men will be bored with her and thus the ratings will eventually sag.

    Is there currently a strong female lead character in TV? I think so. Her name is Annie Walker from Covert Affairs. What I like about the character of Annie Walker is that she’s tough but also very feminine.

    Kiefer Sutherland is 47 years old. Daniel Craig, who plays James Bond, is 46. I think Kiefer can do the job well into his 50′s. I don’t mind the character of Kate Morgan being Jack’s sidekick, but she can’t be a long term solution to replace the iconic Jack Bauer.

  • wiredremorse

    No f**king way would I want Kate Morgan to replace Jack Bauer. Absolutely ridiculous and you should be ashamed of yourselves for writing this complete piece of trash article. Keifer rocks!!!!!!! All the way!!!!!!

    • Ed

      its if Kiefer leaves. Kiefer is great but he may not do it forever.

  • Michael Barnes

    Nope….no way you can replace Jack Bauer….I imagine the ratings would be high for the first episode just to see what it’s like but I can’t see 24 being successful without Kiefer Sutherland….and having seen the last episode of live another day I’d suggest it’s quite likely that jack will return next year

  • funkybro

    I would watch her in a couple of episodes, but soon the shows would start piling up on the DVR unwatched. “24″ is “Jack.” Jack is why we watch. Jack is our hero. Jack is the nonconformist, who didn’t start out that way but naturally grew into one. It won’t work to take someone else and “make” them a nonconformist. With Jack it happened naturally and it made us want to tune in to see what he would do next. “Jack” IS the special appeal of the show. We all have a little bit of Jack in us yearning to get out. I’m going outside and practice rapid and accurate pistol shooting now.

  • Snakeman1

    What the f**k are you smoking? You all must be drinking too much of grandpa”s cough medicine! Jack Bauer is 24! And without him is just down right blasphemy! How dare FOX even mention 24 and Kate Morgan as lead character in the same sentence! I mean don’t get me wrong Kate Morgan is gorgeous but I think she is too pretty to do what Jack does. I can’t see her saying ‘dam it!’ like Jack does. Who ever thinks that she would be good needs to check themselves! Jack will be BACK! So my vote is HELLZ NO!! I will not and refuse to watch 24 without my man Jack!

    • Thomas

      Yes Jack Bauer is 24 as much as other actors are their roles. Was Sean Connery James Bond? Yeah but he got replaced. And it was fine. People don’t do roles forever. Other than rebooting 24 which I don’t want to happen why not continue the series with someone else. Kate Morgan is the choice of character who could work. From a studio perspective this may happen. This is only a speculative article and is not fact. But you read it and have an opinion on it so it is a worthy article.

  • Gabriel

    I am certainly hoping that someone at the head of the network is thinking so!

  • Bailey

    I’d definitely watch. Yvonne as the lead should keep most of the original fans and also appeal to new ones given her stint on Dexter, the fact that she has acting chops, and being gorgeous sure doesn’t hurt.

  • Stelios Touchtidis

    I think Yvonne/Kate could carry a 24 spinoff. Yes, she’s no Kiefer Sutherland, but people underestimate that the situations made the man. If the writers put her in positions where she needs to make hard choices and live with the results, she’s likable enough to win us, and hopefully she’ll increase her acting range with experience.

  • LaRay

    Love Kate Morgan but 24 is Jack Bauer. Period. Hopefully Yvonne Strahovski has enough on her plate to turn down any hair-brained ideas like a 24 spin off.

  • Justin

    I loved the idea from the moment she stepped on camera. They crafted her character well for the series.

  • sydzac99

    I want 24 to continue with Keifer and Yvonne!! She was great in it but I always love Keifer! I sure do hope they do another show next year!!