Fox to Bring Back ’24′ for Season 9; 13 Episodes Planned [Updated]

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24 movie kiefer sutherland Fox to Bring Back 24 for Season 9; 13 Episodes Planned [Updated]

Three years ago (today), the real-time adventures of 24 came to close. Now, it appears that Jack Bauer could soon be returning to television screens once last time, in an all-new adventure.

Reportedly former 24 showrunner Howard Gordon has approached Fox with a plan to bring the series back for limited run. Though no deals have been officially made, Fox appears to be interested in bringing back the fan-favorite series, and Kiefer Sutherland is currently in talks to return. If (or when) the series does return to the air, however, it will be a completely new story, not a continuation.

In the 24 series finale, following the conclusion of a complicated plot involving Russian assassins, mobsters and terrorists – not to mention President Charles Logan – Jack Bauer’s antics were finally a little too rogue, making him wanted by Russian and American forces. With no other option but to leave behind his life, again, Jack asked Chloe O’Brian (Mary Lynn Rajskub) to keep an eye on his daughter Kim (Elisha Cuthbert) as his enemies might use his family to lure him out of hiding. Chloe shut down a drone she was using to monitor Jack’s activity on the ground during the climax of the season, and the clock ran down to 00:00:00.

fox 24 season 9 Fox to Bring Back 24 for Season 9; 13 Episodes Planned [Updated]

In the years since the 24 finale aired, there have been talks about potentially reviving the series in the form of a movie, written by Billy Ray (State of Play). Originally, Fox was looking to begin production on a theatrical follow-up in spring 2012, but after budget issues relating to salary for the cast came up, production was put on hold, apparently indefinitely. And even if the series does return to air, it will be Gordon’s idea, not some version of the movie plot, which television audiences will see.

And though it doesn’t seem that difficult to bring Jack Bauer back from the established series finale, it does beg the question as to whether he would be brought back voluntarily, or if he’s just in the wrong place at the wrong time. Bauer isn’t too different from Die Hard’s John McClane, so accidentally getting involved in some terrorist plot wouldn’t be a stretch while he’s on the run. However, the mention of a “limited” run does raise the issue of how the series’ real-time format would work, if there are not twenty-four one-hour episodes comprising the season. Maybe we’ll skip a few hours here and there?

24 Jack Bauer Movie Fox to Bring Back 24 for Season 9; 13 Episodes Planned [Updated]

Then again, as the joke now goes “If everybody did what Jack Bauer said, the show would be called ’12.’

With network television now more open to serialized series, like The Following, 24 could easily slide in to a midseason spot, which would allow for a longer run of episodes without the lengthy breaks that fall television series have to deal with. And with potential return of Heroes, as well as the success of the Veronica Mars Kickstarter, it’s clear that fans are still interested in revisiting their favorite series from the past. Whether or not 24’s return will be successful, however, is another question – but it’s doubtful that anyone would turn down the chance to see Jack Baur back in action one last time.

Update: Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Fox is looking to bring 24 back for a 13-episode run.

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Source: Deadline; Entertainment Weekly

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  1. sorry jack you take my sleep with your talent. no matter! please continue it.

    • jack is a superstar, when u start watching 24 just remember u never go out, its so unpredictable,and exciting

  2. Jack you must come back. Dont let the durka durka win

  3. 24hour is the antidote for this season, it entertain, educate and also informative so Jack Bauer, we want you back

  4. @Jack, i wish i could clone you so that your clone can solve Nigeria’s problem. i luv your perceptions.

  5. it is one of the most interesting show that i ever watch and i hope that we could have someone in my country (Afghanistan) to solve these problems that we have in our country .such a honest man

    • Continuation of the last show would be the way not cutting out the part ware taken by the Russians

    • Continuation of the last show would be the way not cutting out the part ware taken by the Russians thanks

  6. hi jack iv never see a guy who loves his country like , your the best i would like you to come and help us in congo like you did with MATOBO

  7. wanting dates for 24. under same title?

    • People tell us when not just lots of story

  8. I love the show u have to come back

  9. Actually if u cut off the film like this to me its means all what jack have been doing gone for nothing , to honour jack you must continue. In my whole life av never watch a series like 24 I am impressed. Thanks to jack bauer and all the film crew more especially kiefer sutherland. Pls pls pls pls pls am waiting 4 the next season of 24 …

  10. each country need a man like jack

  11. Hey Jack please return with all those interesting characters. tony almeida, Chloe o’brian, bill burchanon, Michelle dessler and the alharaz family

  12. Hey jack you rock please come back i cant wait c watch season 9

  13. Sir Jack please i want you to come back, i really like you, you took my sleep with who&what you are, yours is the series i’ve ever watch.

  14. it will be wonderful if the series can be summarize as one single movies

  15. please make jack come back! i really miss his coercive nature of getting information from the terrorist!!!

  16. Jack, please come back and defeat the Russian and American terrorists and save your daughter (Kim) and Chloe. Also, don’t let Audrey die for nothing.

  17. Please bring back Jack Bauer!! He’s Tactics is immeasurably helpful…

  18. Guys, do whatever it takes bring back 24, its our lovely show. we really missed Jack on the screen. I’ll never forget how we used to fighting I and my wife because of this show.

    Plz Plz Plz, can’t wait.

    James Bill from Rwanda Kigali

    Be blessed Jack and all your crew.

  19. Very nice movies..but when series 13 will out

  20. I’m frm zambia and Jack does it for me.have been waiting since last year.pliz,bring back my Jack.let’s jst face it,when you are good you are good.he is one of the kind!

  21. I hate that whoever is responsible for 24′s return has not occurred. It should be apparent that the show is a winner. Please stop playing with 24′s fans and give us some real suspence and drama.