2013.05.14: Okay, well there's a little more info this morning, including a title "24: Live Another Day" (not too sure how I feel about that one). It sounds like the show will return for a Summer series in May 2014 and there have been indicators that it could be the first of a possible franchise opportunity. It sounds a lot like the ideas they had for the movie.
2013.05.13: Hearing today that Fox has CONFIRMED 24 for a 12 episode run starting this fall (source). :) Dance of victory anyone? Welcome back!!
2013.05.12: That's the best title I could come up with. Holy. Hell. (Pardon the language)
24 might return.
Let me say that again.
24 might return.
Holy hell that feels good.
Okay, are we ready? So I was out minding my own business on Thursday night at a concert when, while we were waiting for the group to come on stage, a tweet came across my feed from Elisha Cuthbert:
' 24 ' Eyes Return As Limited Series On Fox , Howard Gordon To EP, Kiefer Sutherland In Talks To Star http://www. deadline.com/2013/05/24-eye s-return-as-limited-series-on-fox-kiefer-sutherland-in-talks/ … via @ nikkifinke
Since then there have been many 24-ers chirping in having their say and being pretty much positive about it. I've been trying to get an answer out of Jon Cassar if he has been contacted regarding directing the show.
Word on the street is the idea came from either David Fury (@TheDavidFury) or Howard Gordon (@HowardMGordon - Don't bother he hardly uses Twitter) after the movie went ass up. The mini-series would have 12 episodes and is currently 'in negotiations'. David Fury confirmed this morning that there is "...still lots of negotiating to do with certain parties" (via Twitter) and when asked to speculate on the tone, he would only say "They're still going. That's all I know at this point." Fox, however, is making some show announcements tomorrow so I think at this point if we heard that it was a go tomorrow, that would be somewhat miraculous.
In another very informative tweet on the subject, Jon Cassar tweeted simply '24' this morning, leading legions of fans to think that maybe he was going to elaborate... apparently not. Fine. :)
Anyway, as I hear more updates, I'll fill you in.
If you're looking for some good TV to watch to tide you over, if you're not watching Howard Gordon's new series, Homeland, you should be. Also, another great cop drama that recently came to a conclusion was Flashpoint. Beautiful show that chose to go out on it's own terms. The characters are so human and rich.
In the mean time, follow Kiefer on twitter here.
Lots of 24-ers are on Twitter. Here's where to find them:
Kiefer Sutherland (Jack Bauer): @RealKiefer
Elisha Cuthbert (Kim Bauer): @HappyElishas
Marci Michelle (Dialogue Consultant): @marcimichelle
James Morrison (Bill Buchanan): @JamesPMorrison
Jon Cassar (Director): @JonCassar
Mary-Lynn Rajskub (Chloe O'Brien): @Rajskub
Annie Wersching (Renee Walker): @Wersching
Dennis Haysbert (David Palmer): @HaysbertDennis
DB Woodside (Wayne Palmer): @TheRealDB
Roger Cross (Curtis Manning): @TheRogerCross
Greg Ellis (Michael Amador): @ellisgreg
Howard Gordon (Creator): @HowardMGordon
Rodney Charters (Director of Photography): @rodneykiwi
Joseph Hodges (Production Designer): @joeh90
Carlo Rota (Morris O'Brien): @CarloRota
Sprague Grayden (Olivia Taylor): @Spragueg
Zachary Quinto (Adam, S2): @ZacharyQuinto
Jim Lapidus (Costume Designer): @Twitr4ACause
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