Well, this is an interesting development, after the Movie appeared dead in the water, apparently ’24’ might have a future back on TV…
“The clock may start ticking again on Fox. I’ve learned that the network is looking to bring back its signature real-time drama 24 as a limited series. Kiefer Sutherland is in talks to reprise his Emmy-winning role as Agent Jack Bauer. No deals are in place, but Fox is eying 24 as part of its recent push in limited event series.” ~ Deadline.com
We’ll be keeping a keen eye on this one, in the mean time sound off in the comments, do you think it’s a good idea or should it be a Movie or nothing?
After a long period i’m breaking radio silence to bring you the news you’ve been waiting for….
The clock has started on 24, the feature version of the Imagine Entertainment/Fox series…..The goal is to get the film into production to match Sutherland’s availability, which begins in April … and it is certainly good news for fans of the show who were beginning to fear the project wouldn’t happen. – Deadline.com
Indeed I’d started to think it was unlikely, but it appears Fox is happy with progress being made on the polish of the script so it may finally happy. More info can be found in the Reuters video at the bottom of this article, which features Kiefer talking about the film at a recent DVD launch in Tokyo.
More info as we get it.
Brian Grazer whose production company Imagine Entertainment produced the show has tweeted…
“Got off the phone Keifer yesterday and we are very excited about producing the ‘24′ movie for next year.”
Kiefer has also within the last month told TV show “The View” that the film would be released in 2012.
A note of caution, while all this sounds very positive, it should be noted that there is no firm word on a script, since Fox vetoed Billy Ray’s script and until a script and plot have been signed off then any greenlight from Fox and release date is probably provisional.
As ever more when we get it.
There have been a diverse range of reactions to the news that the show has been cancelled and will not return four a Ninth Season.
Many of you in the comments are very disappointed, while others are obviously sad that the show is coming to an end (atleast on TV)…
“I am mourning 24 in real time.” – Damon Lindelof (Co-creator of Lost)
Others are slightly more philosophical about the cancellation…
“I think it’s time myself. I have loved this show for years but even I can tell its time has come.” – Melia (24addict.com)
Continue reading Mourning In Real Time: Reactions to Cancellation
It’s probably rather fitting that we can pin point to the minute when news broke that 24 was cancelled. Almost exactly 25 minutes ago Jon Cassar (former Executive Producer/Director Seasons 1 – 7) posted the following on his twitter page…
News from the 24 set,the crew has been told that 24 has come to an end. There will b no season 9. Its been a great run, thanx all 4 watching
It seems highly unlikely that Jon would post such news if he wasn’t 100% sure, although it would appear that the crew was only told the news today because Mary Lynn Rajskub (Chloe) posted the following about 8 hours ago…
we haven’t been officially told anything about the fate of 24
Previously Mary Lynn had posted that production had begun on episodes 23 & 24 of the Eighth Season.
There still remains the possibility of a film in the future i’d assume, however a Ninth Season on either Fox or NBC isn’t going to happen.
I know I have been very, very quiet this season of 24. It’s not that I haven’t been watching – I have been. And I could give you two dozen reasons why I’ve been too busy to write reviews and articles about 24 when my real-world life got in the way.
But in my heart I know (damn, I’m quoting a certain young Middle-Eastern Presidential daughter) that I would have found the time to write about 24 if the season was anything like the previous one.
But the sad truth is – I don’t care enough.
Continue reading Running Out Of Steam – J_A’s Thoughts
24 may live to see another day after all.
Multiple sources confirm to me exclusively that 20th Century Fox has approached NBC about picking up the series should Fox opt to cancel it — and the Peacock is considering it. “There’s definitely some interest,” says an insider close to the talks.
Just three days ago I posted the news that a ninth season is unlikely for the show. Now it appears a ninth season unlikely… on Fox, but NBC may swoop in and order a ninth season from 20th Century Fox (the studio).
24 never was going to go quietly was it.
Full story here.