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. Gud news indeed, I av nt enjoy any other action pack film as 24 by keifer. Pls roll in season 9 as we av bn eager to av it. Tx

  2. OK, there are two points I want to make about the show 24, as a retired business person,having worked for the CIA in their aviation dept, I speak with some intelligence.
    1. The music in the background of the show is much to loud and in many scenes drowns
    out what is being said by Jack Bowers. The music is not the main point of the show is overplayed in loudness, take time and listen to the show on your home TV.
    2. Jack speaks or whispers so many times that you miss what he is saying, in fact
    is comes across as a weak person in whispering, he should speak up and be more clear on what he is saying, he plays the roll well of a rouge agent but speaks at times like he is asking permission to go to the bathroom. Have speak like a man but in a soft voice, again listen to him at home on your TV.

    The show is a fantasy but every enjoyable and keeps moving along with no dull spots. It makes for good TV for those of us who enjoy this type of programing.
    Bob Thorne

  3. 24 is the best tv series I’ve watched soo far.

    • After live another day is over are they planning on more shows ???? ( 24 )

      I agree with you but will they make more shows???

  4. there’s know film i ave that is very interesting lyk 24 so bring season 9 ,10 an so on

    • bill is dead :P


  6. Please Please and Please bring it on!!! Bring on the season 9,10,11,12,13,14,15 nd so on! Because 24 hours is still the best season film ever! So bring it ooooooooon.

  7. If is nt 24hrs then it can’t be bring it on even to season 24 i can’t wait to watch them all. I miss the likes of Cloei O brain, Jack himself, Audrey, Charles Logan, and every other cast

  8. 24 is the Best Ever series the world has ever watched! Bring it back… and let the seasons continue…

  9. 24 is the best season movie that is inevitable to view. Please bring the season9 on with the likes of; chloe,bill,wanye,jack ( the die hard) and my sweet audrey.

  10. After live another day is over are they planning on more shows ????

  11. I’ve spent many sleepless nights watching “24″ and have not regretted the hang over headaches. I’m so looking forward to having hamering migraines! Plz feed my addiction!

  12. 24 is one of the best series ever to be produced, it is very creative, action packed,interesting, i can’t wait to see another episode

  13. 24 is one of the best series ever to be produced, it is very creative, action packed,interesting, i can’t wait to see another episode

  14. woooooooooo i cant wait for this mind blowing movie series…hell yeah if Jack proposes to me hell yeah to the yes…though ama 21 yepppyyy…Jacky whispers when talking because he needs his strenght tryna get the bad gays yeah…dont forget too much energetic talk drains energy from the body…tryna give the best also drains energy so pleaseeeeeeeeee watch more of the action than words…yeppyyy go Bauer go Bauer go Bauer…

  15. Wow! Can’t believe this is coming up again, kudoz to you guys please make it up fast cause can’t wait to see you guy’s again wish david palmer and bill woke up to take another role.

  16. 24 will always be my favourite…

  17. 24! I like it

  18. Kindly continue producing 24 series theres no movie like it in the whole world, talk to the cast to reduce their pay for the good of 24 series, they will listen. keep it alive , more seasons pliz.

  19. Best film ever (24 hours), please, bring on season 9, 10, 11-24 as the name implies 24 hours. Kudos to jack bauer, cloe and co. Love this film die

  20. 24 series has changed television, I have never missed a single episode since it has aired, I love 24:live another day and as a fan of the show I feel somewhat cheated in a shortened season. Bring it back and ALL the once loyal fans will follow

  21. We in Africa especially Nigerians want 24 more any series ever done 24 is the best series in the list of series plsz and please even if u need any help u can come to Nigeria and contact us (daddy Kk. Abdullahi Nura boye and sadiq we need 24 more than ever and Kiefer Sunderland is the best actor ever this is real we need it also the producers the creators every one in the crew we thank u again for doing the job thanks a a jalam

  22. I love you jack

  23. This one best TV series i have ever watched jack is just amazing i just love this series good work

  24. 24 is the BEST.
    So far in the entertainment world, there is no series with such a level of intelligence, up to date state of technology, GeoPolitics & warfare, crews with excellent mastery of their roles, with an amazing story line to keep their audience constantly awake.

    24 projects the TRUTH
    Every government is corrupt. So too is it military. There just like to make themselves noticeable as such causing troubles around. 24 looks into these in addition regarding the current situations of world leading countries like USA, Britain, Russia & China in the world.

    24 needs to GROW
    24 started in the USA then UK. So where next will it be going? Russia? China? Iran? Please 24 come to Africa. We need you in Cameroon…

    • no series with such level of intelligence? pls check out Nikita, Continuum, The Blacklist (highest recommended for solid story).

      or check out the other ones floating around i havent had chance to watch yet… the 100 is pretty cool with a really nice concept, after the first few episodes they cut the cheese and get to the action if you can see past the precious moments that make you consider bringing a screwdriver in case of emergency you can always gouge your eyes out, its actually a fun watch.