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Published On: Tue, May 14th, 2013

Kiefer Sutherland set for new ’24’ series joining M Night Shyamalan show ‘Wayward Pines’

Kiefer Sutherland will be back as Jack Bauer in a new series of 24 by Fox.

Deadline confirms that Sutherland is signed on for the show with Homeland executive producer Howard Gordon

source: W. Trusz, J. Dombrowicki

source: W. Trusz, J. Dombrowicki

20th Century Fox TV-based Teakwood Lane will co-produce the new 24 alongside original series producers Imagine TV and 20th TV, with Imagine’s Brian Grazer returning as executive producer.  EW reports that Fox is looking at a 12-episode season for the show’s limited return.

Rumor has it that Gordon’s idea for the reprised series would start from scratch with a new story arc.  Apparently, 20th Century Fox TV and Imagine TV are on board, which is certainly a good sign.  Sutherland should also be available now that his series Touch, also on Fox, has been cancelled after two seasons.

A 12-episode order does raise the question if the new 24 will continue in its real-time format, but just follow Bauer over the course of 12 hours or switch to cover 2 hour intervals.

This will mark Fox’s second event series under the network’s push into that arena, joining the just-greenlighted M. Night Shyamalan’s Wayward Pines starring Matt Dillon.

The series wrapped up its eighth season in 2010, and while there were rumors for awhile about a movie, it seems like Fox serious set to move forward.

 

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