’24’ Is Reportedly Coming Back To Television. Here’s What We Know

David Hookstead | Reporter

The hit Fox show “24” will reportedly be getting a prequel series.

The Hollywood Reporter reported the following:

Jack Bauer’s next chapter may be an early one.

Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the next installment in the 24 franchise will be an ongoing prequel series that tells the origin story of how Jack Bauer became Jack Bauer. Original series creators Joel Surnow and Bob Cochran are said to be teaming on an idea for the character originally played by Kiefer Sutherland. Executive producer Howard Gordon is attached to the project and is working with Surnow and Cochran on the idea.

I sure do love this news. Everybody with a brain knows Jack Bauer is one of the most badass characters in TV history. The man was quick with a gun, a hell of a good agent, and the show always brought the action. The ending shootout of Season One was epic. (RELATED: WATCH THE NEWEST TRAILER FOR ‘SICARIO 2: DAY OF THE SOLDADO’)

Even “24: Legacy” with Corey Hawkins was incredibly entertaining. Right now, we are starved for great content, and nothing would make me happier than getting some more of the “24” story. It doesn’t seem likely that Kiefer Sutherland would return. I obviously don’t see a role for him in a prequel series, which is unfortunate.

But like I said above, it’s still been very entertaining even when Bauer hasn’t been involved. Plus, it sounds like this is going to be a story told over several years — not something that we get a one-time run of, according to the same report from The Hollywood Reporter.

Let’s get pumped because there’s no way this isn’t awesome. I’m not usually a fan of drawn-out entertainment, but I’d make an exception for sure on this issue.

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