Everyone’s favorite “real-time” drama, 24, is returning to Fox with a new 12-part series, and Kiefer Sutherland is in talks to reprise his role as America’s greatest fictional real-life superhero.
There aren’t many details yet, but the key production players are already involved. Former 24 show runner and current Homeland executive producer Howard Gordon was the man responsible for pitching the new story arc that got the ball rolling again. 20th-Century Fox jumed on board. And now David Fury, another 24 executive producer, confirmed on Twitter that the new abridged season is a go and that he will be producing.
Kiefer Sutherland isn’t officially involved yet, but he is in talks to return. He was one of the main proponents of continuing the story on the big screen. At this point that project has all but blown up, so I’m sure he is looking to latch onto the TV series. The question will be if the producers envision the story surrounding him still, or if they want to go in another direction. How many crisis can this guy possibly survive?
With only 12 episodes, it would makes sense to stick with what people know. If they want to continue on after this “series event,” then they can consider going with another lead. There’s nothing I love more than when a series kills off its main character.
We aren’t the only ones getting excited about this either. Even Jeff Cadiente, the former stunt coordinator for 24, wants in on the action!