The real-time spy action thriller television series is coming back, but unfortunately this time without the iconic rogue agent Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland), or any of the original cast. Nothing lasts forever they say.
The reboot will have an all-new cast, with producers currently seeking an African-American actor to take over from the longtime series star who has firmly walked into the sunset. A latino actor might as well be considered for the role.
Fox has given an official pilot order to 24: Legacy, a new series starter that contains many of the hallmarks of the original action hit that launched in 2001 and ran for nine seasons on Fox: “The pilot will feature an all-new cast of characters and retain the real-time, pulse-pounding, fast-paced format with split screens and complex interweaving storylines of an eventful day” Original producers Howard Gordon, Manny Coto and Evan Katz will return as executive producers.
FOX CEO Dana Walden also mentioned the new series will forego the original’s 24-episode structure and instead feature 12 episodes.
The 24 reboot is about a military hero who returns to the U.S. and the trouble that follows him back – compelling him to ask the Counter Terrorist Unit for help in saving his life, and stopping what potentially could be one of the largest-scale terror attacks on American soil.
The pilot, filming some time this winter, has not yet been cast, but the process is underway.
Obviously, the show won’t be the same without Jack, and we’ll definitely miss him. Damn it! *in his voice*