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. WE NEED 10 SEASONS!!!

    • Best thing ever to hit our screens

  2. Pls I want 24 back in action, wanna see jack in action again pls pls pls

  3. I realy cant wait to watch the next season of 24

    • cant wait they should make a 10 too!!!

  4. Please and for please i really want 24 season 9 to cme out me and my brothers are really enjoing the show just of jackkkkkkkkkkk bauer and the politics being played by the actors plsssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

  5. Just finished 8 season on Netflix. And I love this series!! Please bring Jack Bauer back! And I want it to continue where it stopped!! :D EPIC SERIES!!!

  6. i love this series very much and i want jack bauer back in the field. please don’t stop this series. please bring season 9 as soon as possible.

  7. 24.. the best series on television ever… all time record…

  8. I love it we. Have been watching it seens i was small at the age of five and now at thirteen i am a huge fun of 24. Hope you’ll keep on bringing more series

  9. 24 is awesome! I am watching the series “again” on Netflix!

  10. There has never been a series as good as 24 and there never will be.

    Bring it back, everybody I know watches it and loves it

    From the UK

  11. Please bring Jake back

  12. 24 needs to be 24 episodes. Otherwise they’ll have to call it 13!

  13. can’t wait to see more of Jack and my psycho superhero Chloe…..

  14. can’t wait to see more of Jack and my psycho superhero chloe…

  15. Have waited for season9 long. Just bring it on please

  16. I am hoping that season nine will be as good as the previous seasons. I knew the series did not end. It should be a continuation not a new story. It will kill the spirit

  17. We need more….24 episodes for 9 season, more 24 season and than Kiefer Sutherland can retire, i know is not enough, but i can handle this.

  18. I just re-watched seasons 3 to 8! And I can’t wait to see Jack again in action!!

  19. Please bring jack back. I started wAtching on Netflix with my boyfriend and we fell in love with the show. I will watch faithfully just bring him back lol! !!

  20. Throw* & seasons *

  21. Should definitely make a continuation from season 8 or else there is no point in bringing it back for only 13 episodes

  22. I really do enjoy jack bauer, I love the fact that it’s not only a show but educative. I you are watching it you think is real not acting. I love all the stars on the movie. May god give them long life happiness and stable mind. And I keep as my uncle as from date.
    I know season 10 also will come soon and it will be end we and 24 forever.

    Modou Lamin Sonko

  23. I keep jack as my uncle.
    The movie is so educative. if you are watching it it give you peace of mind and focus,

  24. U can Make 20 seasons…. we will give support. i am addict to the 24. and also bring back tony….. plz bring asap…. cant wait…. u can see the votings for the result… it shows nearly 100 percnt…

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