FOX’s 24 Spinoff & Prequel Not Moving Forward at Network

Following the announcement last August that FOX was developing two spinoffs of the hit series 24Deadline has confirmed that the projects did not receive a pilot order this season.

The producers will expectedly go back to the drawing board as the network is still open to bringing back the franchise.

Fox had been developing two potential new 24 series: 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.

The first series was a planned prequel focusing on the origin story of Kiefer Sutherland’s character, Jack Bauer, with the second set as a legal thriller that would have centered on the 24 hours ticking down until a prisoner’s execution.

During the TCA executive session Wednesday, Fox Entertainment CEO Charlie Collier called it “a blessing” to have the 24 “legacy and a responsibility to bring it back.”

He acknowledged that the network is “not announcing anything.” He expressed admiration for the creative auspices behind 24, from Imagine TV and 20th TV, but he stressed that “when we get it right,” the network takes bringing the franchise back “very seriously.”

In 2017, Fox cancelled 24: Legacy, the spin-off series which starred Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton), Miranda Otto (The Lord of the Rings trilogy) and Anna Diop (The Messengers).

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FOX’s 24 Spinoff & Prequel Not Moving Forward at Network

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