Following on from news that FOX is planning a return of “The X-Files,” further word has come out of the network’s TCA presentation this weekend which indicated there’s also very early plans afoot for the potential returns of both “Prison Break” and “24”.
Fox Television Group chairmen and CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman has said that the network has had conversations over a possible limited event series revival (ala “24: Live Another Day”) for “Prison Break,” but there’s “nothing to report” so far.
Then there’s “24” and while Newman and Walden say they “would love nothing more than to do another 24,” there are no current plans for another run. However, the network has reportedly heard a pitch from producers Howard Gordon, Evan Katz and Manny Coto. This one doesn’t have Sutherland’s Jack Bauer in it. Walden says:
“We have discussed it with him [Sutherland]. Potentially, he won’t be in this installment, we’re not sure yet. We’re not that far along but I know he supports us doing more 24. We’re not talking about continuing the show without him; we’re talking about whether there’s one installment that he’s not in.
[The pitch] was in the very origin stages and it could have gone either way. There was a point at which Jack Bauer could come in and fit very organically into their story or they were prepared to do something that would be the one installment without him.”
Fox is also planning to fix “Sleepy Hollow” following a fairly disastrous second season so far which has seen ratings plummet and critical reaction slump. Walden says:
“We’re excited about some creative changes on the show and bringing it back to something that feels a little more episodic in nature, that has closure and doesn’t feel quite so serialized. … But we really love the show. We love Tom Mison and Nicole Beharie. They have fantastic chemistry. We feel like it’s a really unique series.