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Sunday 23 November 2014

Itzin on 24: They should call it 12

Kiefer Sutherland starred in 24 with Gregory Itzin
Kiefer Sutherland starred in 24 with Gregory Itzin

Gregory Itzin has joked that the new series of 24 should be called 12 because producers are planning to cut the series length by half.

Kiefer Sutherland is reportedly in negotiations to return as counter terrorism agent Jack Bauer in a reboot of the award-winning hit show. 24 ran for 8 seasons of 24 episodes, set in 'real time' and depicting the gripping events of one 24 hour day when the world was in jeopardy and Jack had to save everyone.

Itzin revealed: "I believe that they're going to do a half season, so I don't know if they'll call it 12 or Half A Day or what they'll call it, but that'll be the idea."

He added: "I always wondered how every year they came up with a new dilemma that pretty much put the whole world in jeopardy and I don't know how they did, but they did it. I mean can you imagine the brain power that was necessary."

The actor, who played disgraced US President Charles Logan in four series of the show, admitted he'd love to return.

He said: "It's pretty exciting, I'd like to be a part of it, we'll see what happens. I've been in touch with the producer, but he makes no promises, he's a smart man."

And he confessed he loved playing President Logan because he was so bad.

Itzin said: "I didn't think of him as dastardly really, but in retrospect I'd say he was misguided. But everything he did he did for what he thought were valid reasons. That's what made him so delicious!"

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