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‘24’ Franchise Eyes Comeback At Fox With Female-Led Legal Thriller Drama From Howard Gordon, Jeremy Doner & Imagine

‘24’ Franchise Eyes Comeback At Fox With Female-Led Legal Thriller Drama From Howard Gordon, Jeremy Doner & Imagine
Exclusive: Fox is developing a potential new incarnation of its Emmy-winning drama series that would have a female lead and take the real-time format of the terrorism-themed original and apply is to a different arena, criminal justice. The project, which has received a script commitment, hails from 24 franchise executive producers Howard Gordon and Imagine’s Brian Grazer, as well as former The Killing writer-producer Jeremy Doner and the franchise’s production companies…
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Hakeem Kae-Kazim to Play Zeus in BBC and Netflix Series ‘Troy’ (Exclusive)

Hakeem Kae-Kazim to Play Zeus in BBC and Netflix Series ‘Troy’ (Exclusive)
Hakeem Kae-Kazim has joined “Troy: Fall Of A City” and will play Zeus in the upcoming BBC and Netflix mortals and gods epic. The siege of Troy drama is shooting in Cape Town, South Africa, and Kae-Kazim will star alongside Louis Hunter (“The Fosters”), Christian Schoombie (“Quarx”), David Gysai (“Containment”), Lex King (“Dominion”), and Bella Dayne (“Guerrilla”).

British Nigerian actor Kae-Kazim came to prominence in his role as George Rutugunda in the Oscar nominated film “Hotel Rwanda,” and went on to star as Colonel Ike Dubaku in “24.” His movie credits include “X-Men,” and “Pirates of the Caribbean,” and on TV he has been in shows including “Criminal Minds,” and “Gotham.” On cable he is Mr. Scott in Starz’s pirate drama “Black Sails.”

As Zeus in “Troy: Fall Of A City” Kae Kazim will be in the bulk of the eight episodes. The series, in which the story is told from the perspective of the besieged Trojan
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Interview with Branko Tomovic - Red to receive L.A. premiere at North Hollywood CineFest

The North Hollywood CineFest returns for another exciting edition this month and among the fantastic line-up is the intense and atmospheric thriller Red by Branko Tomovic (24, Fury, The Bourne Ultimatum), which also stars Dervla Kirwan (Ondine, Ballykissangel, The Silence, Doctor Who) and Francesca Fowler (Doctor Who, Rome, Closure). It's Branko's directing debut and tells the story of Niklas, a surgeon who lives a life of solitude and is tormented by self hatred. He performs regular illegal surgeries for the red market and works together with Mia, a young prostitute who lures her clients in and drugs them. Niklas is looking for a way out of this dark world, but owes his life to their violent crime boss Ed, who would rather kill him then let him go....

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Why Fox Almost Killed ’24’ Before It Ever Even Aired

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Why Fox Almost Killed ’24’ Before It Ever Even Aired
The original “24” series starring Kiefer Sutherland officially turned 15 years old this month, and in honor of the milestone, TheWrap took a look back at the hit drama shot in real time. Sandy Grushow, the former chairman of the Fox Television Entertainment Group, explained how he helped bring the show to air — and revealed how it almost didn’t happen. From initial cost concerns to airing a show about terrorism after 9/11, what is now considered a modern classic nearly didn’t come to pass. Read Grushow’s story below. A Strong Beginning “It’s a great example...
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‘24’ 15th Anniversary: Executive Producers Pick Their Favorite Episodes

‘24’ 15th Anniversary: Executive Producers Pick Their Favorite Episodes
Fifteen years ago, on Nov. 6, 2001, “24” premiered on Fox. It was less than two months after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, and the country was still grieving, perhaps craving a series where the U.S. was, at the end of the day, victorious against the forces of terrorism.

The format was unlike anything that had been done before: Each of the 24 episodes of the season would occur in “real time,” totaling up to a very, very long day for protagonist Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland).

But “24” co-creator Joel Surnow wasn’t sure the audience would bite. “Real time was an unproven concept,” Surnow wrote to Variety. “We had no idea if it would have the desired effect — which was to create a heightened sense of urgency. We couldn’t even gauge it when the picture was cut together. It wasn’t until the final mixing session — with all the music and effects in — that we saw what this show
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Fox Is Trying to Bring Back Both 24 and Prison Break

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Fox Is Trying to Bring Back Both 24 and Prison Break
NBC isn't the only network trying to make it 2006 again through science or magic. At the TCAs today, Fox announced it would be bringing back two of its biggest Bush-administration hits in new forms. 24 will be revived as 24: Legacy, a new pilot the network has ordered that follows a new generation of agents at the Counter Terrorism Unit. The series will continue the same real-time format as the original 24, telling the story of "a military hero’s return to the U.S. and the trouble that follows him back." According to Fox head Dana Walden, the sequel series will explore contemporary themes like "sleeper cells and [terror organizations] radicalizing Americans." No leads have yet been cast, and the network says that, should the pilot go to series, characters from the first 24 may pop up eventually. Prison Break, meanwhile, will return as an "event series," with original leads
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Fox Orders Pilot For 24: Legacy With New Hero To Replace Jack Bauer

Fox Orders Pilot For 24: Legacy With New Hero To Replace Jack Bauer
Fox is pushing forward with a soft reboot of its real-time action series "24," which plans to adopt the same structure and style of the earlier show but with a brand new cast. Details were announced by the network at the Television Critics Association press tour, where Fox brass confirmed that series stalwart Kiefer Sutherland will not be a part of the cast. That may come as a surprise considering the 2014 event series "24: Live Another Day" scored rave reviews.

24: Legacy will instead “revolve around a military hero’s return to the U.S. and the trouble that follows him back – compelling him to ask CTU for help in saving his life, and stopping what potentially could be one of the largest-scale terror attacks on American soil.”

The hero is a twenty-something named Eric Carter, who is described in the pilot script as an African American, but according to Deadline
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The Walking Dead: Xander Berkeley Will Be Playing [Spoiler]!

The Walking Dead: Xander Berkeley Will Be Playing [Spoiler]!
Remember back in September, when TVLine reported that "24" vet Xander Berkeley would be joining The Walking Dead in an unspecified role in the second half of Season 6 (which begins Feb. 14)? Now we can exclusively reveal whom he’ll be playing — and, in short, his character is bad news.

The veteran actor will be bringing to weaselly life Gregory, who, according to Robert Kirkman’s comic-book source material, is the leader of the Hilltop Colony, a coward to the core and a total nightmare for Maggie and Rick. Just how awful is the villain?
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Benjamin Bratt Joins Fox's '24' Revival

Benjamin Bratt Joins Fox's '24' Revival
Fox's 24 revival is adding a Private Practice alum to its ranks. Benjamin Bratt has joined the cast of the limited-event series starring Kiefer Sutherland, Fox announced Wednesday. Bratt will play Harris, who commands the CIA operation in London that is pursuing Jack (Sutherland), now an exile and a fugitive from justice. Supporting Harris are CIA agent Kate Morgan (Yvonne StrahovskiDexter), who is both resourceful and driven; Jordan Reed (Giles Matthey, Jobs), a smart and sophisticated CIA computer tech; and Erik Ritter (Gbenga Akinnagbe, The Wire), a sharp, strong and arrogant field operative. 24: Live Another Day will film in London and pick up with Bauer several years after

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Fox's '24' Return Is Different From Film, Leaves Door Open for Reboot

Fox's '24' Return Is Different From Film, Leaves Door Open for Reboot
Live Another Day, Fox's mini-revival of 24, has yet to start filming -- but Fox announced Monday that it will premiere May 5. And as the return approaches, the network also trotted out stars Kiefer Sutherland and Mary Lynn Rajskub alongside the series' executive producers at the Television Critics Association winter press tour, where they spoke about the future of the series, how the format will shift with fewer episodes and if they're taking any cues from Homeland. "If this ends up rebooting the show or causing a film to be made, so be it, but we're very happy about

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Mary Lynn Rajskub will return for '24: Live Another Day'

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Mary Lynn Rajskub will return for '24: Live Another Day'
What? You thought there was any chance that they were bringing back "24" wouldn't Chloe O'Brian?    For shame.   Fox announced on Thursday (August 1) morning that Mary Lynn Rajskub will return for the spring 2014 event series "24: Live Another Day."    Although it seems like grumpy-yet-brilliant computer analyst Chloe was always a part of the TV world, she only joined the show in the third season. By virtue of not dying, Chloe ended the series with the second most episodes of any "24" character, behind only Kiefer Sutherland's Jack Bauer.    Sutherland is, of course, also returning, as...
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'24' will 'Live Another Day' in 2014, Fox confirms

'24' will 'Live Another Day' in 2014, Fox confirms
Jack Bauer is officially back: Fox has confirmed its plans to bring "24" back to its airwaves next year.

The show will return in the summer of 2014 as an event series called "24: Live Another Day." Kiefer Sutherland has signed on to play Jack Bauer again, with the story picking up several years after the last season, which aired in 2009. There's no word yet on any other casting.

"Live Another Day" will run for 12 weeks and keep its real-time format, but Fox Entertainment Chairman Kevin Reilly says it may skip hours here and there.

"As [executive producer Howard Gordon] would design the season, the spine of the 24 episodes was really about 12 hours. Those were where the big events occurred, and then there were little twists and connective tissue in between," Reilly told reporters on a conference call Monday (May 13). Each episode of "Live Another Day" will still unfold over the course of an hour, but
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It's Official: '24' Returning to Fox as Event Series

It's Official: '24' Returning to Fox as Event Series
Just days after Fox canceled Kiefer Sutherland drama Touch, the actor is returning to Fox to reprise his role as Jack Bauer in a 24 limited series. The continuation of the series -- which spanned 192 episodes and a TV movie from 2001-10 -- will be produced by its former showrunner, Howard Gordon (Homeland). Like the original series, the reboot, dubbed 24: Live Another Day, hails from 20th Television and Imagine TV's Brian Grazer with Gordon's banner Teakwood Lane on board to co-produce. Fox will bow the limited project -- which will tell a 24-hour story over 12 episodes that

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'24' return scoop: 13 episodes planned

'24' return scoop: 13 episodes planned
With Kiefer Sutherland and Fox plotting the return of Jack Bauer, we’re hearing some additional details about the plan.

You already figured this out, but now we can say with certainty: Touch isn’t coming back for a third season. The mystical drama was shifted to Friday nights this season where it struggled in the ratings. Even without a 24 revival, it was considered pretty much dead in the water.

For 24 miniseries/limited series, we’re hearing Fox is actually currently looking at a 13-episode order for the show. For a cable series, that’s actually a full season (heck,
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Clock Stops On The 24 Movie Again

Clock Stops On The 24 Movie Again
We like to think Kiefer Sutherland has been spending the last few months pointing guns at his reflection in the mirror and shouting “Damnit!” at strangers to keep Jack Bauer fresh and ready to shoot the 24 movie this spring. Sadly for him, it looks like that’s been in vain as the 24 movie clock has stopped once more.According to Deadline, the problems are various, including scheduling issues around Sutherland’s shooting and promotional time for new TV drama Touch, trouble locking in a director and, if rumours elsewhere are to be believed, disputes over salary and budget.While the film has been developing for ages and faced other issues during its multiple script drafts, it all looked like the production would be on track to shoot around next month, with writers Billy Ray and Mark Bomback cracking a story that would, assuming the first movie is a success, play out across a trilogy.
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'24' & 'Party Down' Movies Both Aiming For Late Spring/Early Summer Shoots

'24' & 'Party Down' Movies Both Aiming For Late Spring/Early Summer Shoots
Like Jack Bauer wrapping a sleeper hold around his enemy and cooly whispering, "Don't fight it," there's been a certain inevitability to a "24" movie. Based on the hit Bush-era Fox show, the real-time adventures of CTU superagent Bauer has been bound for the big-screen based on the lives and deaths he's experienced, the terrorists he's killed, and the helicopters he's downed. Television, after all, is too small a medium for this man's excellence in the field of counter-terrorism. Do you really need to see the season three episode where it takes him an hour to kick a heroin addiction? You should. Speaking at The Television Critics Association in support of his new Fox show "Touch," star Kiefer Sutherland has confirmed what producer Brian Grazer has been saying since April -- "24" will likely start shooting next spring. "Late April or May" is the timeline given, as it's likely the Mark...
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'24' Movie To Shoot In Spring

'24' Movie To Shoot In Spring
It's almost a year since reports of script problems seemed to place Jack Bauer's big screen outing in jeopardy. Despite some optimistic words from Kiefer Sutherland, little has been heard since, but it now appears that the countdown has properly begun on the 24 movie, which is finally pencilled in to shoot early next year.It seems like the 24 film has been in development forever. There was talk of it during the TV series' heyday, before Sutherland said it was on hold because all involved were too preoccupied with the episodic version. Then there were rumblings of a movie that would constitute a wrapping-up of the series, until season 8 did that by itself. And since then it's been 'on' and 'off' again several times.The biggest move forward came with a pitch and a screenplay from the much-lauded Billy Ray (Shattered Glass, Flightplan, State Of Play), but his take that was
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'24' movie: Brian Grazer's on board for 2012 premiere

'24' movie: Brian Grazer's on board for 2012 premiere
The news only gets better for fans who are anxiously awaiting the return of Jack Bauer: Uber-producer Brian Grazer recently tweeted that he’s on board for long-gestating 24 movie. “Got off the phone Keifer yesterday and we are very excited about producing the 24 movie for next year,” he tweeted. Grazer’s involvement makes sense since Imagine Entertainment, the company he co-owns with Ron Howard, produced the long running action drama for Fox.

Last month, Kiefer Sutherland told the women of The View that the movie will come out in 2012.

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It's Official: Kiefer Sutherland To Headline Fox's Drama Pilot Touch

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It's Official: Kiefer Sutherland To Headline Fox's Drama Pilot Touch
Kiefer Sutherland is clocking back in to primetime. The 24 star has closed a deal to star in the Fox drama pilot Touch, from Heroes creator Tim Kring. The project centers on a father (Sutherland) who discovers that his autistic, mute son can predict events before they happen.

Because of Sutherland’s duties on Broadway, where he currently stars in a revival of Jason Miller’s That Championship Season, Touch will start production in late May-early June after he fulfills his commitment to the play.

Kring wrote the project, his first pilot script since Heroes. Charles McDougall, who has helmed the pilots for Desperate Housewives,
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Kiefer Sutherland Says ’24′ Movie Will Shoot By Year’s End

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Kiefer Sutherland Says ’24′ Movie Will Shoot By Year’s End
Jack Bauer has never stayed dead for very long. It looked like the “24″ movie was destined to wallow in development hell after the script by Billy Ray (“Breach”) was rejected by 20th Century Fox late last year. Producer Howard Gordon, who is no longer attached to the project, said Ray’s script wasn’t “strong enough or compelling enough.” And a Jack Bauer adventure definitely needs to be “strong” and “compelling.”

However, star Kiefer Sutherland is optimistic that the challenge of finding the right script will be met and conquered. And soon.

“It’s a very difficult thing to take something that you’ve done for eight years and almost 200 episodes, and try and find a story that’s going to be unique and yet also service the history of the show,” Sutherland tells Extra. “That’s to be expected.”

Regardless of script issues, Sutherland expects the film to go
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