’24’ Prequel Series From the Original Creators May Be Heading to Fox
Spinoffs, sequels, revivals, and reboots are surely a gamble when it comes to television, but prequels tend to have better luck when it comes to ratings — we’re looking at you Better Call Saul — and 24 may be getting its very own.
Just when you thought Jack Bauer’s story was over, news of a prequel gives fans something to hope for. According to The Hollywood Reporter, 24‘s creators Joel Surnow and Bob Cochran are writing the script for what’s being deemed an ongoing series rather than a limited one.
Fans of the 24 franchise will remember that after the original show’s eight-season run from 2001 to 2010, we had the 2014 return for Kiefer Sutherland‘s Jack Bauer in 24: Live Another Day. In 2017, the spinoff series 24: Legacy premiered — starring Corey Hawkins as Eric Carter alongside a slew of new characters — but that series was canceled after one season.
Executive producer Howard Gordon is also reportedly attached to the project, which is said to be underway. While casting and other details haven’t been determined, this is certainly encouraging for those who miss Bauer. Of course, it’s unlikely that fan favorite Sutherland would return as the series would focus on the character in his younger years.
THR also added that rumors of a midseason debut have been swirling, so stay tuned!