Fox wants to bring back “24” after ending the series in 2010, and this can only mean the return of Kiefer Sutherland, who played Jack Bauer. The TV network wants to reboot the successful acton drama that fans still miss.
However, insiders say the talks are early and premature to announce if Sutherland and Fox will agree on a deal. The latest update is that 13 episodes are being pitched. There’s another report that the episodes are planned.
If the dream becomes a reality, the series’ longtime executive producer Howard Gordon — who reportedly pitched the return in the first place and has since moved on to Showtime’s grown-up domestic terrorism hit Homeland — would return with the show.
Though the series ended in 2010, Fox’s sister studio 20th Century Fox didn’t want to see the franchise go away. There were talks to make the series into a movie but it never took off. Sutherland has recently starred in Fox’s Touch, which is not expected to return for a third season.