24 could return to FOX as a limited series at some point in the near future.
Kiefer Sutherland is reportedly in talks to reprise his role as Jack Bauer in the proposed project. However, nothing about the series has been confirmed by the actor as of this writing.
Sources recently told Deadline that FOX was interested in bringing 24 back to the airwaves in a limited capacity. This means that Sutherland would likely return to the role he made famous.
Shortly after reports first broke about the possible return of the iconic television franchise, former executive producer David Fury confirmed the news on Twitter. He explained that he would essentially be pulling double duty between the new 24 series and Tyrant.
Another tweet issued by Fury suggests that the new show will be called 12.
Jack Bauer’s adventures concluded in 2010 after eight seasons. Although attempts were previously made to get a feature-length motion picture off the ground, the project never came to fruition.
Training Day director Antoine Fuqua was originally tapped to helm the project. Unfortunately for fans of the series, the filmmaker said the movie probably wasn’t going to happen.
“I don’t think it’s gonna happen at all, definitely not with me. I met with Kiefer. It was a matter of his schedule before he went off to do his new show ‘Touch.’ I don’t think he was able to get a proper agreement with FOX. The time just passed, and I went off to go to what I was doing,” Fuqua explained to Indiewire.
Since FOX has pulled the proverbial plug on Touch, it would seem that the actor’s schedule has suddenly opened up for the new 24 series. However, it remains to be seen if Sutherland will return for the series.
— David Fury (@TheDavidFury) May 10, 2013
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