Another version of “24” is in the early stages of development, FOX has confirmed.
In January this year, the network revealed that the producers of the TV series had pitched a new season of the show that could work with or without Kiefer Sutherland’s Jack Bauer. The actor reprised his signature role last year (2014) for a special 12-episode season called, “24: Live Another Day”, but said in December that he “doesn’t see” himself making any further episodes of the popular espionage drama.
Asked for an update on the potential new season of 24, the networks’s co-chairman/CEO Gary Newman told outlets including IGN yesterday (11th May):
We have been developing another version of 24, but it’s still fairly early in the development process. So there just would be nothing we can tell you at this time other than we are working on something.
Newman’s co-chairman/CEO Dana Walden said of the pitch in January:
It was in the very origin stages… there was a point at which Jack Bauer could come in and fit very organically into their story, or (the producers) were prepared to do something that would be the one instalment without him.
“24” originally ran for 8 seasons and 192 episodes between 2001 and 2010, and is considered the longest-running US espionage-themed TV drama ever having outlasted other iconic spy shows including “The Avengers” and “Mission: Impossible”.