Kiefer Sutherland didn’t think Jack Bauer would survive pilot season

Jack Bauer may take down terrorists like a boss, but Kiefer Sutherland wasn’t nearly as confident in 24’s survival skills when the show first started. In fact, the way he described pilot season during his SiriusXM Town Hall on EW Radio, it sounds way more difficult than fighting bad guys.

“They make hundreds of pilots per year, and maybe only 10 get picked up,” he told Matt Bean and an audience of subscriber-fans. “So I never really thought of it in a long-term way. And it really wasn’t until the second season that I thought ‘wow, I might be doing this for awhile.'”

As much as we all love Jack Bauer, the villains on 24 are truly legendary. So which one is his favorite? Watch Sutherland compare Myers to some of history’s baddest bad guys.

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