A few months back, it was reported by Deadline that 24 — the series that made a splash in the early-2000s in the wake of 9/11 — would be getting another reboot. However, instead of getting one that focused on terrorism and the CTU, we’d be getting a female-driven courtroom drama.
The idea was met with a mix of responses. While it seemed interesting enough, it’s an idea that would reek of inaccuracy. In what world does anything interesting happen with a case over the course of 24 hours? It would have been much more feasible had they had a show named 365 (though probably even longer than that) if they wanted to show a case play out.
But is this idea really where they are headed? Fox chairman Gary Newman told Deadline that they were exploring multiple options for the 24 reboot, and that terrorism was still a possibility for the next season.
“I think terrorism is uniquely suited for 24 because the timeliness and urgency is built in. You could be in the medical field or the legal field where a clock is ticking and something has to happen. But I wouldn’t bet against terrorism [as a theme].”
But what about previous star Kiefer Sutherland? Will we get to see him come back in the role that made him click with more modern audiences?
“Clearly, Kiefer is not coming back… If he were available and wanted to, that would be pretty good. But we think that the franchise is still really valid.”
So when can we expect this reboot? Despite the rapid pace of TV development, it doesn’t sound like they’re rushing it. When asked, Newman said they don’t to get pressured into developing this reboot any faster than they need to.
So the downside: it may be a while. The upside: it may end up a much better series.
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