CEO of Fox Television Group Dana Walden says that preliminary discussions are underway with “24” executive producers Howard Gordon, co-creator Joel Surnow and Brian Grazer about rebooting the series with a fresh new approach.
Speaking at the FOX executive session at the summer Television Critics Association press tour, Walden says the project is still in very early stages and the plan is to reinvent the series which would keep the real-time/ticking clock format but move away from the terrorism angle:
“We are really exploring what the future, the next version of 24 might be, maybe in more anthological storytelling. [Gordon, Surnow, Grazer] have a very exciting idea about how to do that, that I thought was very compelling.
The same kind of ticking clock format and apply it to something else. It will have the same urgency but may not be set in the CTU, it will have same style and urgency but in a different venue.
I think that party what is exciting is, we’re opening up the possibility of it being anything where that 24-hour clock is at the most critical period of a story, so I don’t want to limit them.
It can only be an action-oriented show, maybe not. It can only be an emotional thing. The opportunity is for them to think their biggest thoughts.”
FOX has been pushing hard on the revival and reboot train of late and confirms the network has also had “a very preliminary conversation” with Greg Daniels and Mike Judge about a revival of beloved animated series “King of the Hill”.