’24’: Talks Still Ongoing About Possible New Incarnation Of Real-Time Drama On Fox

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Event programming remains a target area for Fox, whether branded like 24 or original like the upcoming sci-fi drama NeXt, Fox Entertainment President Michael Thorn told Deadline during TCA.

The network made a concerted effort last season to develop a new incarnation of one of its signature series, 24, by commissioning two scripts from 20th Century Fox TV and Imagine TV, a real-time legal thriller written by 24 executive showrunner Howard Gordon and Jeremy Doner and a prequel that traces the origin story of CTU agent Jack Bauer, from Gordon and 24 co-creators Joel Surnow and Bob Cochran.

As we reported in January, none of the projects got to pilot, with 24 producers going back to the drawing board and Fox expressing interest in cracking the prequel idea with a fresh new take. The legal thriller concept is no longer on the table, I hear.

“We are wide open,” Thorn said when asked by Deadline
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