FOX aired a fairly successful revival of “24” in summer 2014, with Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) and Co. stopping a terrorist plot in London in “24: Live Another Day.” During the 2015 FOX upfronts press call, Dana Walden and Gary Newman, chairmen and CEOs of the Fox Television Group, revealed that another edition of “24” is in development.
“We have been developing another version of ’24,’ but it’s still fairly early in the development process,” says Newman. “So there just would be nothing we can tell you at this time other than we are working on something.”
Details are scarce at this time, but perhaps the seed for a new “24” season was planted on the “Live Another Day” Blu-ray/DVD release. A special feature on the discs shows Tony Almeida (Carlos Bernard) in solitary confinement, offering to spill secrets to the Department of Justice in exchange for release from solitary. The request is denied, but someone plants some secret plans for escape in the lawyer’s glasses and in the end, Tony is seen looking at the escape plans.
This new version of “24” would be the action-thriller’s 10th season. Seasons 1-8 aired on FOX from fall 2001 to spring 2010. Season 9, “24: Live Another Day,” aired four years later, with a time jump built into the universe to match the real-life gap between seasons.