Fox In Discussion To Bring Back 24 The Series

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When naming important, influential shows of the Peak TV era, 24 cannot be omitted from the conversation. Big budget, action-driven episodic espionage is everywhere; the modern popularity of the genre can be traced directly to Kiefer Sutherland’s iconic character Jack Bauer.

Comfortably one of television’s most iconic characters, the veteran counter-terrorist operative headlined eight seasons, feature-length interlude Redemption and miniseries Live Another Day, (which aired four years after 24 had concluded in 2010).

Since, fans have clamored for a revival — with Sutherland admitting as recently as last year that he’d be open to it, provided the story was strong — with Fox revealing that discussions are underway to bring it back.

Fox Entertainment President Michael Thorn confirmed as much to Deadline; people will be salivating at the prospect of Jack shouting “Dammit!” and dispatching more bad guys.

“There’s still a possibility, there’s still some discussions with the producers on a take that we have yet to hear. There are some active creative discussions that are happening.”

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Live Another Day ended with Jack surrendering to Russians, having been on the run since the Season 8 finale. This left the door open for a continuation, despite Sutherland’s hopes that he’d be killed off by the end. Spinoff Legacy was a decent action drama, but it proved that 24 doesn’t work without its most famous character.

Plot wise, a jailbreak or political deal would free Jack from prison. Then, at last, fans can witness yet another real-time adventure, ready to save the world from imminent disaster.