According to TVGuide.com, there’s more evidence that the end is near for 24. Howard Gordon, the show’s executive producer, has already lined up his next project.
Gordon will produce the Israeli series Prisoners of War for U.S. audiences. In the Israeli drama, three soldiers return home after being held captive in Syria for 17 years. The U.S. import, tentatively titled Patriots, will center on three American soldiers presumed dead after the 2003 invasion in Iraq, but are found to be alive in a cave 10 years later.
Alex Gansa, another 24 producer, and show’s creator, Gideon Raff, will write the pilot with Gordon. The American version will also feature a new character, a counterterrorism agent, who won’t be jack Bauer.
As for 24, Gordon said “discussions are still being held” and he claims both he and star Kiefer Sutherland, whose contract expires at the end of the season, would be open to a ninth season.
“If there is 24 past Season 8, I will be part of that,” Gordon said, adding that he may be demoted from showrunner. “[Sutherland] is inclined to do another season if there is a good story.”
Though Fox has made it clear it probably won’t pick up 24, there has been speculation another network, maybe NBC, will take the show off their hands.
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