FOX is seriously said to be considering bringing back its real-time thriller “24” with a formal pilot order for a reboot of the series.
Dubbed “24: Legacy,” the pilot will film this winter and Kiefer Sutherland’s Jack Bauer character will NOT be part of the revival series. Sutherland himself will be an executive producer on the project which will retain the real-time single day format and split screen styling of the origina.
In the new take, the story will 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.
While no casting has been announced, sources say a diverse lead is a strong possibility. Original producers Howard Gordon, Manny Coto, Evan Katz and Brian Grazer will return as executive producers.