FOX is reportedly developing a new incarnation of its Emmy-winning drama series “24” which will retain the real-time format of the terrorism-themed original, but swap it out for a story within the criminal justice system that puts the focus on a female lawyer.
The new season will center on a female prosecutor who uncovers a legal conspiracy and has to work against the clock to save a death row inmate facing imminent execution whom she had helped prosecute but may be innocent.
The project has reportedly received a script commitment and comes from franchise executive producers Howard Gordon and Brian Grazer along with former “The Killing” writer-producer Jeremy Doner who will write the script with Gordon.
The plan is for this to be the first in an anthological take on “24,” one that will tackle a new scenario with new characters each season. 20th Century Fox TV and Imagine TV will produce the property.