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Fox confirms there are two different 24 spinoffs in the works

Earlier this week it was announced that 24 showrunner Howard Gordon and co-creators Joel Surnow and Bob Cochran are working on a prequel series for Fox, which will explore the early, pre-CTU days of Jack Bauer.

The network had previously revealed that it also had a “reinvention” of 24 in development – a legal drama following a female prosecutor who uncovers a conspiracy during the countdown to the execution of a death row inmate who she helped to convict.

The status of the latter was left in question following the Jack Bauer prequel announcement, but now we have confirmation from Fox CEO and Chairman Gary Newman that both projects remain on the cards.

“We feel [the 24 format] still has a lot of power and a lot of legs,” said Newman (via EW). “Times are fraught now, these are emotional times. Security continues to be a big issue. In terms of the prequel, people love
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Kiefer Sutherland Is ‘Pitching Ideas Directly’ for the ’24’ Legal Thriller Spinoff

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Kiefer Sutherland Is ‘Pitching Ideas Directly’ for the ’24’ Legal Thriller Spinoff
It’s hard to do “24” without Kiefer Sutherland as the leading man, but Fox keeps trying — with Sutherland’s help.

And this time they are doubling down on their efforts, with two projects in development — a Jack Bauer prequel series and a legal thriller spinoff. While Sutherland may not return as Jack Bauer for either, he’s backing both as a producer. And the franchise star is so into the latter project that he’s actually getting in on the brainstorming.

“I can tell you he loves the idea of the legal thriller [spin-off],” entertainment president of Fox Broadcasting, Michael Thorn, told TheWrap during the Television Critics Association press tour Thursday — just a few hours after the network announced that project was in development. “And he’s been pitching ideas directly to [longtime ’24’ showrunner] Howard Gordon.”

Also Read: '24' Prequel: Jack Bauer Origin Story in Development at Fox

“He’s involved as a producer on both shows,
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’24’ Spinoffs: Young Jack Bauer Prequel, and a Legal Drama Set Against a 24-Hour Execution Clock

The “24” franchise isn’t dead yet. In fact, Jack Bauer is alive and kicking and looking younger than ever. Or that’s the plan, anyway.

At the Television Critics Association press tour on Thursday, Fox Chairman and CEO Gary Newman offered more details about the “24” prequel series as reported earlier this week. Showrunner Howard Gordon and original series co-creators Joel Surnow and Bob Cochran are working on a new iteration that will focus on a young Jack Bauer. The series is still only in the development phase.

“The method of telling a show set in real-time is unique to ’24,’ and we still think it has a lot of power and a lot of legs,” said Newman. “Really, ever since the show went off the air, we’ve talked about how do you reimagine ’24.’ The times are fraught now, these are emotional times. Security tends to be a big issue. So in terms of the prequel,
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Is Kiefer Sutherland Returning For Fox’s ‘24’ Prequel? – TCA

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Is Kiefer Sutherland Returning For Fox’s ‘24’ Prequel? – TCA
Back at the end of July, Deadline reported that Howard Gordon was working on a prequel with 24 co-creators Joel Surnow and Bob Cochran that would be in the vein of the original series but following the origin story of CTU agent Jack Bauer, the iconic role portrayed by Kiefer Sutherland for eight seasons and on follow-up limited series 24: Live Another Day.

Whether Sutherland returns is still up in the air, per Fox Television Group Chairman and CEO Gary Newman today at TCA: “There are no discussions about whether or not he will have any kind of role,” the exec said. “He’s aware of it, and he’d be an executive producer and is excited about the idea.”

The Fox network and 24 producers 20th Century Fox, Imagine TV’s Brian Grazer and Gordon had been discussing new ideas for a 24 series since the end of 24: Legacy in
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24 prequel series in development

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Rumour has it audiences could be in for a return of the 24 series franchise. According to Variety, a new prequel series is in development at Fox.

The original creators of the show, Joel Surnow and Bob Cochran, are said to be working alongside showrunner Howard Gordon on a prequel series that will focus on a young Jack Bauer. There has been no official confirmation from Fox; let alone whether this new series will make it to our TV screens.

The original series, which starred Keifer Sutherland as Bauer, ran between 2001 and 2010 and spanned across 192 episodes over 8 series. Each season, comprising 24 episodes, covers 24 hours in Bauer’s life using the real-time method of narration. The series begins with Bauer working for the Los Angeles–based Counter Terrorist Unit, in which he is a highly proficient agent with an “ends justify the means” approach, regardless of the perceived morality of some of his actions.
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Fox is Developing a 24 Prequel Series That Will Focus on a Young Jack Bauer

For some reason, Fox just can't seem to let go of the 24 franchise. I loved the series when it first launched with Kiefer Sutherland in the role of Jack Bauer. Then they had a revival, which was ok and that was followed by a reboot that I couldn't get past episode one on.

Now, according to Variety, Fox is producing a prequel series that is being developed by showrunner Howard Gordon and original series co-creators Joel Surnow and Bob Cochran. The series is said to focus on a young version of Jack Bauer. I won't write it off yet because if the series actually ends up being good, I'll watch it.

Personally, I think it'd be much more interesting if the network actually developed an original project, but apparently, network executives are scared of originality these days which is why everything is being rebooted, remade, or revived these days. 

What
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24 Prequel Featuring Young Jack Bauer in the Works at Fox

The 24 franchise will never die.

Fox is developing a 24 prequel series following a young Jack Bauer, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Original creators Joel Surnow and Bob Cochran are working on an idea “that tells the origin story of how Jack Bauer became Jack Bauer.”

The report goes on to say that while the series is still in the early stages of development, it could be ready to air as soon as midseason.

Kiefer Sutherland starred as Jack on the Fox classic from 2001-10 and appeared in 2014's one-off revival as the character.

Related: New 24 Series in the Works at Fox!

Fox has maintained that the franchise is not dead ever since 24: Legacy, starring Corey Hawkins was axed after just one season last year.

The franchise is a viable brand for Fox that's recognized worldwide, so it makes sense that the network would be looking to bring it back in some capacity.
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Fox developing a 24 prequel series featuring a young Jack Bauer

It looks like Jack Bauer may live another day, as Variety is reporting that 24 showrunner Howard Gordon and co-creators Joel Surnow and Bob Cochran are working on a prequel series which would focus on a younger iteration of the character.

According to the site, the project is in the early stages of development, as as yet there’s no word on a potential timeframe for when it might make it to air, if ever.

The Kiefer Sutherland-headlined 24 originally rand for eight seasons between 2002 and 2010, with Sutherland then reprising the role of Bauer for the limited series 24: Live Another Day in 2014. This was followed in 2017 by 24: Legacy, another limited series, this time focusing on a new character, Eric Carter, played by Corey Hawkins.

Late last year, it had been reported that Fox was looking to reinvent 24 as a real-time legal thriller, with Howard Gordon and Brian Grazer said to
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A ’24’ Prequel Is In The Works

They can’t quite seem to let this one die. Following the original series starring Kiefer Sutherland and its spin-off from a couple of years back, it looks like a prequel to 24 is on the way. Joel Surnow and Bob Cochran are teaming up to write the script for the planned show, which will be set up over at Fox.

The Hollywood Reporter reports that the new take will be an ongoing prequel series that tells the origin story of how Jack Bauer became Jack Bauer.

We are assuming that Sutherland won’t be reprising the role of Bauer in this one.

There’s no news on air dates etc, but rumours suggest that we may see it sooner rather than later. Obviously, we’ll keep you posted.

The post A <em>’24’</em> Prequel Is In The Works appeared first on The Hollywood News.
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Fox Developing Jack Bauer-Centric ’24’ Prequel Series

Dammit, Fox! Are you ready for more Jack Bauer... without Kiefer Sutherland? No, me neither. Per THR, Fox is developing a new 24 prequel series that will explore the origins of the counter terrorist agent Jack Bauer before the events of the original series. The good news is that the idea comes from original series creators Joel Surnow and Bob Cochran, who are reportedly teaming for the idea with executive producer/showrunner Howard Gordon. Surnow and Cochran will pen the script. Back in May, Fox TV Group chairman and CEO Dana Walden revealed that there was a new incarnation in …
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Get Ready To Learn Jack Bauer’s Origin Story In Potential ’24’ Prequel Series

Fox has rebooted “24” more than once, but it looks like they may be trying yet again, only this time in the form of a prequel. Related: Kiefer Sutherland Isn’t Planning On Playing Jack Bauer Again: ‘It’s Not Something I’m Thinking Of’ According to Deadline, former showrunner Howard Gordon and creators Joel Surnow and Bob Cochran are in
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24 Prequel Series Featuring a Young Jack Bauer in the Works at Fox

Jack is back… but he’s a bit younger than the last time you saw him.

Fox is developing a 24 prequel series centered on a young Jack Bauer, according to The Hollywood Reporter, with original creators Joel Surnow and Bob Cochran working on an idea “that tells the origin story of how Jack Bauer became Jack Bauer.” Longtime 24 executive producer Howard Gordon is also involved in developing the concept. The series is still in the early stages, but could be ready to air as soon as midseason.

Kiefer Sutherland starred as tough-as-nails anti-terrorism agent Jack Bauer during 24‘s original run
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’24’ Producers Reveal Plan For Prequel Series: Young Jack Bauer in the CTU

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A month after IndieWire revealed that original “24” executive producers Howard Gordon, Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran were mapping out a new version of the real-time series in the vein of the original — set inside the world of counterintelligence — now the plot of their script can be revealed: It’s a prequel that follows a young Jack Bauer as he enters the world of the CTU.

The “24” prequel would allow the producers to bring back the beloved character without original star Kiefer Sutherland having to once again suit up as Bauer, a role that had become physically demanding after nine seasons and a reunion limited series. The new “24” prequel also wouldn’t be 24 episodes, Gordon told IndieWire last month, but would be a shorter order, much like the recent “24: Legacy” spinoff.

The “24” prequel is one of two new versions of the real-time format being developed simultaneously for Fox — either
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’24’ Prequel: Jack Bauer Origin Story in Development at Fox

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’24’ Prequel: Jack Bauer Origin Story in Development at Fox
Jack Bauer’s story may not be over at Fox just yet, as the network has a “24” prequel series in the works, an individual with knowledge of the project tells TheWrap.

Longtime “24” showrunner Howard Gordon and the co-creators of the original series, Joel Surnow and Bob Cochran, are working on an idea for a prequel, which would trace the origin story of Jack Bauer, originally played by Kiefer Sutherland.

The trio are writing the story together, but there is currently no word on how soon the project would come to fruition.

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20th Century Fox had no comment when reached by TheWrap.

More to come…

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‘24’ Prequel Series in the Works at Fox

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“24” could once again live another day.

Sources confirmed to Variety that showrunner Howard Gordon and original series co-creators Joel Surnow and Bob Cochran are working on a new iteration of the series, with this one set to focus on a young Jack Bauer. The project is in the early phases of development with no word yet on when, if ever, it will make it to air.

Should the project move forward, it would mark the third time Fox has looked to relaunch the franchise. The original “24,” which starred Kiefer Sutherland as Bauer, ran for eight seasons on Fox from 2002-2010. Fox then brought the show back with the limited series “24: Live Another Day” in 2014. Most recently, Corey Hawkins starred in “24: Legacy,” playing an entirely new character named Eric Carter.

24: Legacy” launched in February 2017 in the coveted post-nfl timeslot on Fox. The slot helped propel the show’s
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‘24’ Prequel Series Tracing Jack Bauer’s Origin Story In the Works At Fox

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During Fox’s upfront press call in May, Fox TV Group chairman and CEO Dana Walden revealed that former 24 executive showrunner Howard Gordon is working with 24 co-creators Joel Surnow and Bob Cochran on a possible new incarnation of the real-time drama. Walden would not elaborate on what the new premise is but noted that “we are very excited about where the show would go.”

I have learned that where the potential new installment would go is the past. I hear the new 24 series, now in active development at 20th TV and Imagine TV, will serve as a prequel to the original 2001 series. Written by Gordon, Cochran and Surnow, it is said to be in the vein of the original and will trace the origin story of CTU agent Jack Bauer, played by Kiefer Sutherland on 24 for eight seasons and on follow-up limited series 24: Live Another Day.

The Fox network and 24 producers 20th Century Fox,
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'24' Prequel From Original Series Creators Eyed at Fox

Jack Bauer's next chapter may be an early one.

Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the next installment in the 24 franchise will be an ongoing prequel series that tells the origin story of how Jack Bauer became Jack Bauer. Original series creators Joel Surnow and Bob Cochran are said to be teaming on an idea for the character originally played by Kiefer Sutherland. Executive producer Howard Gordon is attached to the project and is working with Surnow and Cochran on the idea.

Surnow and Cochran are co-writing the script for what sources say could be an ongoing series ...
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The 17 Most Important Political TV Series of All Time, From ‘West Wing’ to ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ (Photos)

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The 17 Most Important Political TV Series of All Time, From ‘West Wing’ to ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ (Photos)
TV shows have been taking on politics for decades. Long before “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “House of Cards” hit the small screen, viewers got inside looks at presidential campaigns, White House senior staffers, and the world of counterterrorism. Take a look back at the greatest political TV shows of all time.

Yes, Minister (1980-82)

We start our list on the other side of the pond. This classic British show starred Paul Eddington as the minister of the (fictional) Department of Administrative Affairs, with Nigel Harthorne and Derek Fowlds as his two secretaries. The show inspired numerous spinoffs and was a favorite of Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher.

Tanner ’88 (1988)

This early political mockumentary miniseries from Garry Trudeau (“Doonesbury”) provided a behind-the-scenes look at the fictional campaign of former Michigan representative Jack Tanner as he sought to secure the Democratic Party’s nomination for President. The series starred Michael Murphy in the title role,
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’24’ Reboots Update: Producer Howard Gordon Gives Details on the Two Projects Being Developed

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Now that the “24” band of creators are back together, they’re busy at work on developing two new versions of the show simultaneously for Fox — either of which could ultimately make it on the air.

Original “24” executive producers Howard Gordon, Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran are back together and mapping out a new version of the show that Gordon said would be in the vein of the original series.

That’s in addition to a previously announced variation on the “24” real-time format, but set in the legal arena. Gordon is working on the “24” law show with Jeremy Doner (“The Killing”) — but Surnow and Cochran (the original co-creators of “24”) may ultimately be involved in that one too. 20th Century Fox TV and Imagine TV continue to be involved as the franchise’s respective studio and production company.

“We’re pursuing both tracks simultaneously,” Gordon told IndieWire. “We’re kicking both around,
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Fox still developing new 24, but no plans for more X-Files

During Fox’s upfronts this week, the network has confirmed that 24 creators Joel Surnow and Bob Cochran and executive producer Howard Gordon remain in development on a new iteration of the real-time drama series, but there are no plans for a third season of The X-Files revival.

Late last year, it was rumoured that 24 was being reinvented as a legal thriller, with the show following a female prosecutor who uncovers a legal conspiracy during the countdown to the execution of a death row inmate who she helped to convict.

Fox’s chairman Dana Walden would not comment if this plot was accurate, but stated that “we are very excited about where the show would go.”

As for The X-Files, chairman Gary Newman stated that: “Not only is there no plan, there hasn’t been a single conversation. It’s been a great show for the network but there are no
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