UPDATE, 10:00 AM: While both network and studio reps have declined to comment on this story, former 24 executive producer David Fury has taken to Twitter to confirm the news. Fury, it seems, is writing this new entry into the 24 universe alongside Howard Gordon. Fury also announced that this limited series would feature 12 episodes.
PREVIOUS, 00:59 AM: Is Jack Bauer finally on his way back to our screens? Deadline is reporting that Fox is looking at bringing back 24 as a limited event series, with Sutherland currently in talks to reprise his role as the iconic federal agent.
The move comes after failed attempts to get a 24 feature off the ground. With Sutherland’s Touch having just been cancelled, he would certainly have the time to commit to the project. Fox has been making a concerted effort over the past few month to get back into the longform game. Fox team with FX to create a new longform division and hired former HBO exec Gina Balian to run it. Fox’s ambition is to have an event series on air by 2014 and a 24 limited series would certainly be a high profile one. The network is also developing The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson, Shogun, Wayward Pines and Blood Brothers as potential entries in that direction.
Created by Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran, 24 ran for 8 seasons on Fox and followed federal agent Jack Bauer as he raced against the clock to prevent terrorist attacks on US soil. The drama series was produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Imagine TV and starred Kiefer Sutherland and Mary Lynn Rajskub. Cast members across the show’s eight season run also included Dennis Haysbert, Elisha Cuthbert, Carlos Bernard, James Morrison, Roger Cross, Gregory Itzin and Cherry Jones.