FOX’s thriller series 24 is getting a reboot once again — this time, however, it’s a complete overhaul. Deadline reports that the long-running franchise is getting reimagined in a bit of an unexpected way.
The new series won’t just be a female-led one, but this new incarnation of 24 will take the real-time format that made the original so captivating, and put it in an all-new legal setting. That’s right, this usually terrorism-themed series is being transformed into a legal-themed series.
This new idea comes from 24 executive producers Howard Gordon and Brian Grazer, and it also brings in The Killing‘s Jeremy Doner. The script for this pilot is set to be written by Gordon and Doner.
The plot of this new take will reportedly follow a female prosecutor who finds out that a man she put on death row is innocent. She then has to race against the clock to prove his innocence before it’s too late.
I have to say, as a huge fan of the original series, this is a much-needed reimagining. While I love 24 as it was back in the early 2000s, the reality is that the world we live in is a whole lot different, and 24 is very much a time capsule of the era in which it was created. Even the recent seasons of the show had that early 2000s feeling to it that didn’t age well.
Let’s hope that this new take on 24 will be just as engaging, but all the more fitting to today’s sensibilities.
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