Michael Scofield may have yet another great escape in his future. But will 24: Legacy‘s Eric Carter have to face another terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day?
As Fox’s Upfronts presentation day got underway on Monday morning, Fox Television Group CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman were asked if Prison Break might continue on beyond its current revival run, which airs the seventh of nine episodes this Tuesday and to date has averaged a 1.1 demo rating (equaling both Fox’s Lucifer and Gotham, which are set to return in the 2017-18 TV season).
“We would definitely consider doing more episodes,” Walden answered. “I know [the producers] are thinking about it.”
That said, Prison Break even in success is not being thought of as an every-season series. Rather, “We want to make it special” with intermittent encores, Walden said.
As for 24: Legacy, which averaged a 1.0 during its springtime run, Newman told TVLine they were “so happy with the creative” execution as well as Corey Hawkins’ job in the lead role. “Replacing Jack Bauer is no easy feat,” he noted.
Hawkins, however, is currently busy with his Tony Award-nominated run in Broadway’s Six Degrees of Separation, and that in part has put a pin in any new season of 24: Legacy, though the thriller remains “very much in the mix” at Fox, Newman said.