Fox is considering more 24 but if the series returns it won’t be without the series lead agent Jack Bauer according to a report by Entertainment Weekly. Fox CEO and chairman Gary Newman confirmed to reporters during the network’s summer press tour that 24 producers Manny Coto and Evan Katz are writing a script for a new installment in the franchise and that it won’t involve Jack Bauer or possibly any other familiar characters from the series. Making it almost a total reboot.
Although the thought of 24 without it’s lead is disappointing Newman pointed out that it wasn’t for lack of trying confirming that Fox did approach Suthlerland about returning but the actor declined. Fox had successfully revived the series with last year’s Live another day after the series had been off the air for several years. The success of that series is what has led Fox to explore the possibility of more but without Jack can it work? That remains to be seen.