No More Jack Bauer Power Hour
Fans of original binge-behemoth 24 are feeling left empty following the news that two new spin-off shows being planned, have been canned.
Kiefer Sutherland starred as Jack Bauer in the original drama which spawned eight series and one television film from 2001 to 2010, while a revived series with Sutherland back in the lead role aired in 2014.
In 2017, the short-lived follow-up 24: Legacy was cancelled after just 12 episodes.
And now, Fox network executives have revealed that two further projects, one which included a Jack Bauer origins story, while another would have centered around the wrongful execution of a death row prisoner. Both have both been axed from development.
Fox’s Michael Thorn said –
“We had been circling two ideas for 24 spinoffs and those ideas are not moving forward.
“But we’re constantly looking at other opportunities to keep the title resonant, for us and the fans.”
“It’s one of the most important titles at our network, so whatever we do with it we want it to fell as relevant and as explosive as the original — and that’s hard.
“We’re all committed to finding another version of it, but only when it’s right.”