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Jack Bauer was last seen in 24’s ninth and final season being escorted into a Russian helicopter for what was presumably weeks, months, and even years of torture. It was an awful end for a heroic character that saved the US from attack many times, but the creators of the show might have another opportunity to make things right and give Bauer a happier ending.

Fox Entertainment President Michael Thorn has told Deadline that there is “potential” that the show will return in some form, although it’s unclear whether it’ll be another spin-off or a legitimate continuation that brings Kiefer Sutherland back in the lead role of Jack Bauer.

Fox released a spin-off called 24: Legacy in 2017 that centered on a military hero named Eric Carter (Corey Hawkins). While the series retained the show’s real-time format, ex-CTU agent and fan-favorite Tony Almeida (Carlos Bernard) was the only character from the original that returned.

“There’s still a possibility, there’s still some discussions with the producers on a take that we have yet to hear,” Thorn said. “There [are] some active creative discussions that are happening.”

Thorn’s comments echo recent words from 24 executive producer Howard Gordon, who told Deadline in a recent interview that a new take on the series is “always percolating.” Gordon said that he loves the character but cautioned “it’s not official, sort of, until I think all the pieces come’ together.”

The first episode of 24 premiered on November 6, 2001. 24 ended up becoming such a huge hit that Fox gave the series a nine-season run, as well as a feature-length film called 24: Redemption that served as a prequel to the seventh season, taking Bauer to the fictional African country of Sangala.

Source: Deadline

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  1. Just what we need, a woke “24”.

    I always had a love hate relationship with this show. It was fun but it was so poorly written, especially the character relationships.

  2. I took issue with the “real time” aspect of it. It was far from “real time”. They’d be in New York, get on a plane and 10 minutes later be in Los Angeles or somewhere else in the world.

  3. [QUOTE=”Riccochet, post: 41058, member: 4″]
    I took issue with the “real time” aspect of it. It was far from “real time”. They’d be in New York, get on a plane and 10 minutes later be in Los Angeles or somewhere else in the world.
    That sounds about right. I mean in LA based shows they always get in a car and drive and there isn’t 3 hours of stop and go traffic getting stuck next to a homeless encampment. That’s reality right?

  4. The “real time events” was interesting for a few seasons, but it got old fast. The last couple of seasons were “meh” at best.

  5. [QUOTE=”Burticus, post: 41073, member: 297″]
    Watch it be about Jackie Bower, Jack’s long lost twin sister….

    I was coming in here to say about the same thing.

  6. It’s funny, I was just referencing this show a few days ago when the number 24 came up in conversation.

  7. Season 9 was already a revival, and it wasn’t as successful as expected. So why try again?

    I used to love the show I had the first 5 or 6 seasons on DVD, but for some reason I sold it, I don’t remember why.

    I didn’t even hear about the Legacy spinoff, now I Have to check it out.

  8. [QUOTE=”xGryfter, post: 41083, member: 93″]
    Jackie Bauer will just be Kiefer Sutherland in a wig and pant suit.

    Jack Bauer’s long lost trans brother.

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