Following the mixed reception given to Keifer Sutherland’s swansong, 24: Live Another Day, and the cancellation of the Corey Hawkins led spin-off, 24: Legacy, you might have thought FOX would retire any potential future agents in the once-ground-breaking franchise. Well, in a twist akin to the show in its pomp, Deadline is reporting that the network is to reinvent the realtime thriller as a legal drama.
Details on the plot are vague, but it’s rumoured to be about a female prosecutor who uncovers a legal conspiracy during the countdown to the execution of a death row inmate who she helped to convict. This new iteration is said to be the first of an anthology series, which will focus on a new character for each season.
The new 24 will come from executive producers Howard Gordon and Brian Grazer, as well as US remake of The Killing writer-producer Jeremy Doner and the franchise’s production companies, 20th Century Fox TV and Imagine TV. Doner will write the script with Gordon.
So what do you think? Has the ticking clock finally run down for good on 24, or would you like to see some CTU-free adventures?