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?

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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. daca aveam bani donam pentru a continua seria 24 este cel mai tare serial posibil faceam 24×24 seriale

  2. Give them a full 24 episodes in season 9 having 13 just is not right, look how many people want it of course it’s going to so well so why not give them the 24 episodes also. 24 is ment to have 24 episodes

  3. At least he should end up with Audrey.. It feels so unfair that.. After saving so many lives in his country and even after sacrificing his own life he still can’t have his own happiness. He should be with Audrey and retire peacefully. Am i asking for too much?
    Give us a 24 episode series.

  4. You’ve sustained success….use the same format..theme….just have the Gov call him out when it needs don’t care how it happens .

  5. Audrey and Jack should unite…let Jack enjoy the fruits of his sacrifices, Reene Walker also must re-appear

  6. Please please please bring back season nine of 24..! It is the greatest TV show ever made.! Don’t do a miniseries and don’t ruin the plot. 24 needs to be brought back the same as before with as many of the original characters as possible. What happened to Audrey.? What happened to Tony.? Please I am begging you to bring the show back.! I have watched every episode of every season many times And I can’t imagine not ever having a new episode to see you again. Do whatever you have to but bring back 24.!!!!!

  7. I’m addicted to 24!Want more episodes.

  8. Absolutely can’t wait. Bring it on.

  9. I want 24 back in action, is my best season film and let my heroes continue JACK BAUER.

  10. kiefer as jack bauer is the greatest tv character of all time.bring jack back,but if you kill him off,i would never forgive you!!!!

  11. ooooooooh 24 is and will always be my sweetheart,I love every bit of it.please Howard Gordon produce season 9, 10,11 and so on ,I love 24 because I have watched it 10times now and I never get tired of from Uganda in Africa probably you don’t the country but you now know O’Brian,jack,president tylar and so on.mwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa…….. to 24

  12. hie guys it will be great if yu bring all episodes people love this series ,its lovely to watch it when yo here in africa

  13. make a season 9 of 24 everybody wants it and it will be very lukrative for the network maybe fx should pick it up as a 13 episode show or fox for a 22-24 episode show . there is still more of a story for jack bauer to be told deffinetly/ please with suger on top

  14. ooooooooh my best favourite actor Jack Bouer,I always pray for to be blessed and back in 24 hour now I guess our God heared my prayers so has make you back with yo team especially chloe plz come back we r just waiting 4 u man!!!!!!!!

  15. Bring back 24,with a new season9.

  16. Just bring him back, and do it right, multiple plot with helps from his friends

  17. am waiting for 24 series 9

  18. jack’s back!

  19. please the return of my heroe Jackbauer is long overdue.

  20. The least you can do for me Mr President FOX is to give me only 24 hrs nd I promise you I will Bring back your daughter season 9 in one peace!!!

  21. 24 is a very interesting movie that one can not do without,so changing both the character and the movie wiil deffinatelly bring down the peoples interest to zero.So Please let the movie be complited and made pafect.

  22. i have watched 24 hours and its a film to watch, pls bring back my hero, my mentol, my guy, my man, my friend…….. JACK BAUER. Fesojaye Olaleke from Nigeria.

  23. Why should jack Bauer be a fugitive in his own country dat he had served all his life and had cost his family and every one around him but his daughter. The question is when is season 9 coming.

  24. I just kanna think 13 episodes is annoying and would still us wanting more..

  25. Fernsehen ist macht nur einen Sinn mit 24

  26. Hi am Johnson Were from Uganda, I enjoyed that Movie and hopes that Jack is back.All Ugandan movie fans here loves him more than I can express

  27. 24 remains the best television series ever. One love to Bauer, can’t wait to see him.

  28. I don’t know why FOX is planning on giving us 13 episodes, what is the meaning of that? I have been starved of a good TV series since the unnecessary and annoying end of 24 a few years back. The experience has been tormenting. I must say one of the happiest days of my life was the day I heard of a return of 24 to TV screens, that happiness have been in my heart till today and I will keep being happy till the day I see season 9 episode 1. I love 24 so much that after it was shut down, I went to my archives and started watching 24 from season 1 to 8 every year. I think I’ve seen season 1 to 8 at least 5 times back to back. 24 is the only realistic TV series ever made and Keiffer Sutherland (I prefer to call him Jack Bauer) is such a great actor, He is the soul of 24. So I must plead with FOX to please please and please give us a normal 24 season 9 with a full 24 episodes. We don’t want anything less, anything less will really annoy me.

  29. u wanna no one of my high point of 2014????? dat has to be 24. i’ve refused to see any other season movie other than dis, cos none comes close to this and please increase to 24 episodes.

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