Actor Kiefer Sutherland thinks killing off his character in the hit US television series 24 wouldn’t be a bad idea.
“I feel really strongly that if you want to jar the audience, take Jack out,” Sutherland told TV Guide.
“As much as it would break my heart not to do this show, I think it’s important the audience believe that at any given moment, any cast member can go.”
Sutherland reprises his role as Jack Bauer beginning on October 28 on Fox in the US.
The show’s executive producer Howard Gordon said there are no plans to kill the lead character, “at least not yet.”
The show’s creators, Robert Cochran and Joel Surnow, promise a big surprise early in the season. “It’s not Jack dying, but it’s big,” Cochran said.
Surnow is certain Sutherland was joking: “I said, ‘What, do you have a movie offer?'”