Failure of the Jack Bauer-less 24: Legacy left FOX open to a complete overhaul of the franchise, and we may now be hearing that clock’s first tick. Reports suggest the next attempt at a 24 revival might ditch international action for a courtroom setting, and feature a female lead.
The floundering of FOX’s 24: Legacy gave way to potential anthology talk, but the reboot may be more drastic than we thought. According to FOX brass, any future iterations of 24 might do away with the counter-terrorism approach altogether, looking to take “the same kind of ticking clock format and apply it to something else.”
Cancellation season has come and gone, but FOX has one last twist to inject into the 24 franchise. Sequel series 24: Legacy has officially run out the clock after one season, though the franchise will adopt a new approach going forward.
It’s that nightmare time of year again, as the major networks announce their schedules, renewals and cancellations in a flurry of information. First up is FOX, who confirm that more X-Files will wait until midseason, but hedge their bets on the Legacy of 24, or another Prison Break.
It remains unlikely that Jack Bauer will lever hand off the 24: Legacy in person, but the new FOX reboot is nonetheless trotting out some very familiar faces. See Tony Almeida’s return in a fresh trailer for 24: Legacy, ahead of its post-Super Bowl premiere.
From the World Series to the Super Bowl, FOX’s 24: Legacy is going to make time fly. A new trailer for the action icon’s next iteration debuted during Tuesday’s baseball tee-off, promising a new day and all the explosions therein for 24: Legacy’s Super Bowl premiere.
FOX has made reasonably adamant that next year’s 24: Legacy would serve to carry on the spirit of the franchise moreso than its characters, something Kiefer Sutherland aggressively seems to corroborate. That said, producers might have in mind to return at least Mary Lynn Rajskub’s Chloe before long.
The very existence of FOX’s upcoming 24: Legacy serves as reminder that Jack Bauer’s time has passed, producers even having entertained the thought of killing off their beleaguered hero in 2014 revival Live Another Day. That said, it seems Kiefer Sutherland himself led the charge in killing off Jack, casting serious doubt the actor would ever agree to reprise the role.