24 Renewal

24's Post-Legacy Status: Fox Eying 'Very Compelling,' Non-CTU Reboot

If 24‘s clock starts ticking again, it won’t echo in the halls of the infamous Counter-terrorism Unit.

Appearing at the Television Critics Association summer press tour on Tuesday, Fox chairman Dana Walden said that producers of the action franchise “have a really exciting idea [for a reboot] that I thought was very compelling, but we’re at very early stages.”

Having previously announced that any new 24 would not continue the story of Corey Hawkins’ Eric Carter or any other characters from this year’s cancelled Legacy reboot, Walden said, “We’re really exploring what the future [of the series] might be,” noting it “might live on as a more anthological storytelling franchise.”

Having stuck “very close to what we did in the original,” Walden said, “Our goal was to do something different that extended the life of the franchise.”

Fox entertainment boss David Madden added that the next iteration of 24 would take “the same kind of ticking clock format and apply it to something else” — very likely abandoning the CTU setting that has played a central role in every season/revival to date, and instead be set in “a new venue.”

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28 Comments
  1. Steven says:

    Or… just let it go.

  2. Jason Bales says:

    If they are so intent on doing this, why has nobody looked into continuing with Kate from Live Another Day? Is Yvonne not interested? It’s an already established group of characters with a lead that’s spent time in the trenches with Jack. Bauer tested, Bauer approved. I’m sure there’s some people who still wouldn’t watch without Jack in it, but I feel this would give the franchise its best shot at this point.

    • Lambsilencer says:

      They’d have to make it work with Yvonne Strahovski’s schedule over at “The Handmaid’s Tale”, though, where she’s still a regular for the second season. Since the shows air in different formats (network TV vs. streaming service). The second season of “The Handmaid’s Tale” is set to start shooting in September. So it should be possible, if production on a new “24” would not start before 2018, which is realistic, since it would have to be picked up, first.
      But it’s all speculation at this point. Maybe they’ll chose another route in terms of characters.

      • Jason Bales says:

        Awesome! Glad to see she is getting work somewhere! Hadn’t heard of that series, but I might give it a look. And of course if somewhere in the middle of all that they can work in a Chuck movie I’d be one happy Nerd Herder. ;D

        • Ted says:

          THIS!!

          I love Yvonne and would love to see her Kate character reboot the series. Like you said above, she is Bauer approved and he could make an appearance, if Kiefer ever wanted to down the line.The set up is already there and Kate has connections to Jack and Chloe. Get Chloe to work with Kate!!

  3. Jose says:

    I am not a fan of 24 because of the concept…..im a fan of 24 because of Jack Bauer …No Bauer no 24 ….get over it Fox

  4. Patrick says:

    Do a “cop” version with a hostage or kidnap situation. It would allow the ticking clock, while also allowing for a paired down cast. Abandon the charged, and polarizing, national security elements, and just do an in depth study of a hostage situation or kidnapping.

  5. Kevin Tran says:

    The 24 franchise needs to end if Fox makes it right and fans don’t want an anthology series to happen.

  6. kmw says:

    When are they going to learn? A new ” setting ” isn’t going to help. This 24 failed because Jack wasn’t there( not that there was anything wrong with the actors involved). This show is jack just like The X-Files is Mulder and Scully and Bones is Booth and Brennan. Oh an P.S. FOX the new ” setting” sure didn’t help Sleepy Hollow now did it. Please stop trying to fix 24 because you don’t have any new ideas

  7. lance meck says:

    all i want is 1 more season, a full 24hr set up with all of the original cast and cast from live another day back trying to rescue jack, cause he is the only one that can stop 1 person from total world destruction. then after he saves the world all we see is him walking into the sunset. is that to much to ask FOX. i know it would be hard to do with all the actors in new shows but man that would be the way to finish the series to me

  8. Jason says:

    I wasn’t interested in the last one, so I doubt I’ll be interested in the next one. Had Yvonne Strahovski come back as the lead in this last season, I would have been there. But since they had no desire to go in that direction, I have no desire to see what they do next.

  9. Cody Drennen says:

    So in a different venue? Like 24 hours with a plumber or something?

  10. Regina George says:

    Fox, stop trying to make 24 without Jack Bauer happen. It’s not going to happen.

  11. datdudemurphy says:

    Jack is 24…but, if they were going to take him out, they had it set up perfectly with Kate.
    I was ready for that series.

  12. David says:

    No Jack….No CTU….Not 24. Call it something else and do not destroy 24!!!!

  13. Hank says:

    Talk about beating a dead horse. Legacy could have been decent if they brought in show runners who gave a crap. It was all phoned in and Tony was absolutely useless. They didn’t even stick to the real time format, played fast and loose with it. Oh we need to skip time, let’s go to commercial. If you are going to do it, do it right. They failed so let it go. Kiefer or at least old characters trying to find a way to get Jack back is really they only thing most want to see. Revivals work because they revive characters people know. Not because they use the title of a show.

  14. TheDude says:

    If it isnt Jack Bauer and Michael Scofield breaking out of a Russian Gulag then all I have to say is BOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

  15. They need a mini-series completing the story. Live Another Day kept us hanging. Finish the story and then let it go. I love 24, but it needs a conclusion.

  16. RichieS says:

    I guess one could say if they had never broadcast Live Another Day, then Audrey would still be alive.

  17. Jason Foos says:

    If you do another 24 reboot can you atleast get jack out of the Russian prison and let him ride off into the sunset you can’t just leave jack in prison

  18. Mark says:

    So is no one else going to point out we’ve had a CTU free revival already? Live Another Day involved the CIA in London and no CTU agents involved. A couple of ex-agents, yes, but no actual current CTU agents.

  19. Wouldn’t what they are describing be a completely different show?

  20. Billy Bob Johnson says:

    Just give it up, Fox. After last year’s 24:Legacy disaster, it pretty much proved that the audience will only accept a Jack Bauer-centered 24. Would you have restarted The X-Files if Duchovny and/or Anderson had said “No, thanks”?