’24’ Paternity Questions Undecided, Showrunner Says

Feb 6, 2007  •  Post A Comment

The true paternity of Josh, a character on Fox’s “24” who is putatively the nephew of lead character Jack Bauer, has yet to be determined by the show’s writers, showrunner Howard Gordon said.

“On that subject, nothing has been resolved,” “24” Mr. Gordon said in an interview with TelevisionWeek Publisher Chuck Ross. “I don’t even know the answer to that, although there are a whole lot of possibilities.”

The Josh character, played by Evan Ellingson, has been portrayed as the son of Jack Bauer’s brother, Graem. Speculation as to which character actually fathered Josh is running rampant on “24” chat boards on the Internet.

For the full interview with Mr. Gordon, go to TVWeek.com’s Backlot Talk for a podcast and transcript.

Click Here for a Transcript of the “24” Backlot Talk Podcast

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