24 Producer Howard Gordon Says The Show Could Be Getting A Revival
Remember 24, the long-running action-drama series starring Keifer Sutherland as counter-terrorist agent Jack Bauer? You probably do, because it seemed to always be on TV - given that the eight series all comprised 24 episodes, each relating to the 24 hours in Bauer's very hectic life fighting baddies and CONSTANTLY trying to save his daughter.
In total, that equated to nearly 200 episodes, which were also followed up with not only a television film, 24: Redemption, but also a ninth season, 24: Live Another Day, and a spin-off called 24: Legacy.
Not a bad run, is it?
Well, there could be life in the old dog yet, as the programme's showrunner and executive producer has said talks are currently in place regarding a potential new instalment.
Howard Gordon, who remains involved in the franchise, told Deadline: "Fox certainly wants to do it, and we're talking. When I say talking, what it will be. The big headline being it has to be worth doing. We can't do it to just do it. We want to find the right story.
"Todd Harthan who is running The Resident is working on it. I'm a friend of the court."
The gossip began last week when Fox Entertainment President Michael Thorn hinted that a new incarnation of the show could be in the works, as he made an appearance at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour.
The entertainment site reports that Fox decided not to go forward with two potentialy new 24 series that were in development stages - one being a real-time legal thriller written by Howard Gordon and Jeremy Doner, the other being a prequel that traces the origin story of CTU agent Jack Bauer, also from Gordon along with 24 co-creators Joel Surnow and Bob Cochran.
But when Deadline asked Thorn about any future 24 projects - along with the possibility of a new season of Prison Break - he didn't appear to rule anything out.
He said: "We continue to talk about 24 and Prison Break as potential spinoffs.
"There is nothing that is ready to announce on either front but if there is a way to do another 24, we would be thrilled to do it. But it has got to feel special and worthy of doing as opposed to just another season."
He added: "We want to make it feel as an event."
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