Howard Gordon spoke to Crave Online about how they’re early in the process and are exploring possibilities on how to “retrofit” older cast members.
We also asked if Mary Lynn Rajskub would be returning as Chloe. Though no deals have been closed yet, Gordon was hopeful. “We literally just started so we don’t have the story locked down, but I think we’re going to try to get her. As soon as the deals are made and as soon as we have an idea of some of the players, [we’ll announce]. We’re sort of exploring too who’s out there and retrofitting people who are interesting.”
The “24” miniseries will pick up four years after Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) went on the run at the end of season eight. We pointed out that’s enough time for a new president, and Gordon acknowledged that fact.
“Undoubtedly there is, and even then you have to ask how do you not take that fact that we’ve been through four, five, six presidents, when you’ve taken the archetypes of the presidents, how do you do something new? That’s the trick. Or how do you keep telling the story that’s being told forward and not double back on yourself.”