Why Kiefer Sutherland Quit the 24 TV Series

Kiefer Sutherland has confirmed that he will not be returning to the hit 24 TV series.

Sutherland has starred as a secret counter-terrorism agent Jack Bauer in the highly successful thriller from 2001 to 2010, and he made a return in last year's spin-off TV series 24: Live Another Day.  When Fox announced a reboot with a new leading man earlier this year, the star said he hadn't "ruled out a cameo." However, in a recent interview with BBC, he revealed he is done with the 24 franchise. "24 is definitely over now for me." "It's one of the greatest gifts I've ever been given as an actor," Sutherland added, "but it's moving on without me, I want to do other things." The actor who became famous for starring in the cult classic The Lost Boys said working on TV has changed her perception on acting. "I want to do more television," he said. "My experience of 24 was unbelievable, but the main benefit was that it was nice to do something that people actually watched, and that they enjoyed. "There are some movies I've made people might have enjoyed, but there were nine of them watching. And so 24 was so refreshing - the most significant thing was that it was accessible to a lot of people and to know they enjoyed it was so rewarding for me. "I don't think there's a better medium than television out there at the moment. So think I want to do more of it and look for projects where I can repeat my experience. "You have to take your time though to find something like it - and that means you have to work less. So I'll be waiting for something that's worth it, with the potential for the kind of audience access that 24 had." Sutherland also revealed that he always feared that he would fail as an actor and never live up to his father's acting career, Donald Sutherland (President Snow on Hunger Games). "I was so desperately afraid that I would let my father down," he confesses. "But it turned out he was as nervous as I was, and we told each other that the night before we started shooting. "It turned out great, I think - perhaps it's cheating, but when I looked into my real father's eyes during takes I think my heart beats a little faster. "Some fathers take their sons fishing to connect - I got to make a movie with my dad, even if it was a little late in life." Related 24 news: 24 24 What do you think of Kiefer Sutherland's comments? Do you think 24 is going to be better without Sutherland? Share with us your thoughts in the comments below!