Popular television series 24, starring Kiefer Sutherland as detective Jack Bauer, will come to an end with the last episode of this its eighth season.
“It’s very bittersweet,” said Sutherland, 43, who won Emmys for best producer and actor in 2006 for the series.
“24 was the greatest learning experience of my career so far.
“On a personal level, working with this cast and crew and writers, these will be friends of mine for the rest of my life,” he added.
24 has been running since 2001, topping viewership ratings consistently.
Part of its attraction has been its innovative real-time format, with each of the season’s 24 chapters representing one hour of actual action.