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. I love 24 and Jack Bauer that I have a Jack figurine, whole series, and a Jack Bauer bear (Build a Bear)!

  2. Jack Bauer has been on the run far too long! It’s about time!

  3. Yes jack is back the best

  4. i luv jack bauer. he is my fevorite. looking forward to see you on sreen. luv to all fans of 24

  5. View from the 1-8 and wait very long to see 24 Season 9 I liked very much, and I would like to see continue. I track ever built.

  6. The series is fantastic guys, please make sure that you bring Jack Bauer back, he makes the series stupendous indeed with his techincalities

  7. 24 is by far the greatest show ever produced for television. It has a dedicated fan base that surpasses any other show ever made. Fox would have to be stupid to not grasp the chance to re-create the phenomenon again, budget or not. I don’t care how much the cast members are demanding, give it to them and start production immediately. BRING BACK JACK!!!!!!

  8. I never seen Kiefer Sutherland movies before. After seeing this 24 whole series I became a big fan of Jack Bauer.

  9. My thanks to all that support the return of Jack Bauer, I believe that it was a fantastic show and look forward to the return. Also we definitely need Chloe back too, they make a great team…

    Remember, if you don’t know Jack, then you don’t know Bauer…

  10. I absolutely love 24!!!! Jack Bauer and the rest
    of the crew is awesome!!!! If Fox brings the
    show back they should continue from the
    last episode instead of something different.
    If money was made off of the original
    format, then why change it? Like the saying
    goes, ” If it’s not broken, why fix it?”

  11. Jack coming back to screen i think is a great ideal, i can’t wait to watch season 9.


  13. I absolutely love 24!!!! Jack Bauer and the rest
    of the crew is awesome!!!! If Fox brings the
    show back they should continue from the
    last episode instead of something different. WHEN ARE WE EXPECTING THIS 24 SEASON 9 ??

  14. This is the best serie ever seen before…love jack more than anyone.

  15. Please do what ever it will take to bring JACK back on screen,

  16. I love 24!!!!!! Wish I was jack Bauer. he’s a machine I only saw him eat once in the whole box set. I watched it twice just to make sure. Haha
    really hope sesion 9 happens.!!

  17. I don’t know what to do w myself without watching 24. I have rewatched the entire series 3 times & I just can’t stop. I am emotionally attached to 24, & Jack. Please don’t let us fans down, Fox!

  18. 3years of waiting for more 24 was too long , bring it back now.

  19. 24 is by far my favorite TV show of all time. It kept me on the edge of my seat throughout the different scenarios. Kiefer Sutherland didn’t excellent job in portraying Jack Bauer. They couldn’t have chosen a better actor. I found the show on Netflix one day and could not stop watching it. I only hope in the shows return that the plot is as exciting as it was when the show last aired. I loved this show and I look forward to the triumphant return of this explosive series!

  20. I miss 24, I hope everyone comes back soon! Jack Bauer and his team are amazing and I’m sure many others can agree with that. I would love to see 24 air back. I was sad when the show ended.

  21. The best ever on TV, the whole cast with Jack, Almeida and Chloe, hmmmm. Best to continue from end of season 8. GOOD NEWS

  22. I love 24 I wish it would come back for more then 12 episodes

  23. jack bauer is jus awesome …cant wait fo season 9 ….
    Seriously why cant there be a season 10..11….
    I still repeat the other seasons though…

  24. Just mention 24 and my heart rate must increase.l want to see Jack Bauer “break rules”.l want to see Cloe die to do what Jack says.I want to see Jack convince someone to do what he/she had sworn not to.I want to see criminals trembling at Jack’s site. All I NEED is Jack on lead of 24. No one else!Bring Jack Back!!!!!

  25. I watched every episode of 24 and could never stop! Bringing it back would put a smile on everybody’s face. Not just the fans!

  26. It will be my greatest pleasure seeing Jack Bauer in action again.
    I hope it happens before I die.
    He is my favorite actor.
    I can’t imagine seeing him becoming uglier as the situation becomes ugly.

  27. i can wait to watch that season 9

  28. Jacque B is my favourite in all the actors in the world.

  29. Jack bauer love his country

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