Variety has news that Fox may be interested in another season of 24 but if approved this new season would be without series star Jack Bauer and would instead focus on supporting characters from the show. Fox stresses that there is yet to be a deal and no plans are set in stone but they have received a pitch from series heads Evan Katz, Howard Gordon, Manny Coto and producer Brian Grazer. It’s tentatively being targeted for the 2016 television season.
Though the plan for the new season does not include Jack Bauer Fox reassuringly stated that Jack Bauer would remain the center of 24 over the long haul. As to who could fill in for Jack in the new season? Well Tony Almeda and Kate Morgan (an agent introduced in Live Another Day) are strong possibilities. Reintroducing Tony (a fan favorite character) would also help to take some of the sting off of Bauer’s absence. Still it’s unclear what Fox actually plans to do.