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