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SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 24: Actor Kiefer Sutherland attends the "24: Live Another Day" panel during Comic-Con International 2014 at the San Diego Convention Center on July 24, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

In 2001, Fox changed TV forever with a show that no one said would work. Each episode would represent one hour in a day. A very bad day for a Federal agent named “Jack Bauer,” played by a movie actor on the scrapheap, Kiefer Sutherland (pictured above).

“24” went on to become a cultural phenomenon and an example of what brilliant TV could be, reaching an apex in Season 5 by winning the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series.

 

 

Nine seasons and a TV movie later, Fox re-booted the series last year with “24 Legacy” with mostly all new characters (no “Bauer”). It was good, but didn’t resonate like the original had. So, in June, Fox cancelled it.

However, no good idea stays dead forever and now it’s being reported that Fox is developing a new concept for “24” as a female-led legal thriller. According to reports, the new series “centers on a female prosecutor who uncovers a legal conspiracy and has to work against the clock to save a death row inmate facing imminent execution whom she had helped prosecute but may be innocent.”

If the new concept is a success, 24 would take an anthology approach in a new setting with new characters each season.

The new show is being developed by the franchise’s Emmy Award-winning executive producer Howard Gordon (Homeland, 24: Live Another Day), Academy Award and Emmy Award-winning executive producer Brian Grazer, and writer-producer Jeremy Doner (The Killing). Doner and Gordon will pen the pilot script for 20th Century Fox TV and Imagine TV.

Don’t know if it will work, but I’ll be watching…and waiting for Jack Bauer to get out of a Russian prison. 😉