Several months ago 24 writer David Fury tweeted that he and three other writers (along with composer Sean Callery) had a dinner meeting with actor Carlos Bernard. “Read into that what you will,” he said. That tweet sent the 24 fanbase in a frenzy with many speculating that Tony Almeida may return in 24: Live Another Day.
Unfortunately it appears the writers were unable to find a storyline for Tony Almeida this season. With just one episode left and a many storylines to wrap up, it seems unlikely that he’ll appear in the finale. David Fury responded to a fan on Twitter last night and said Tony is still “in prison.”
But there’s some good news for Tony fans. During a fan Q&A session today, executive producer Evan Katz said “Tony Almeida is still in jail. There will be a DVD extra scene on the box set coming out soon that tells you more about Tony Almeida’s fate.”
It’s unclear if Carlos Bernard will physically appear as Tony Almeida in this DVD extra or if his character will simply be mentioned by someone else. Two recent fan photos (here and here) show Carlos growing out a beard which could possibly be for Tony’s new “unshaven prisoner” look.
FOX is holding a “24” panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2014 on July 24th where they plan to give attendees an exclusive sneak peek at a “highly-anticipated Blu-ray and DVD featurette” so we’ll likely find out more information in just a few short weeks.
You can pre-order the 24: Live Another DVD and Blu-Ray set here.