Fox Developing '24' Prequel Series Telling Jack Bauer Origin Story
Bauer. Jack Bauer. The character made famous by Kiefer Sutherland in the original "24" series (2001-2010) may be getting his own origin story prequel series.
That's the scoop from The Hollywood Reporter, Deadline, and TheWrap. The sites all referenced sources saying the next chapter in the "24" franchise will reveal how Jack Bauer became the badass fans know and love.
Original series creators Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran are said to be co-writing a script with longtime showrunner Howard Gordon for what's hoped to be an ongoing series -- as opposed to the limited series like "24: Legacy" or "24: Live Another Day."
THR said the potential Jack Bauer prequel series hadn't started casting yet, but we'd need a new younger Jack Bauer for an origin story. (It would still be nice to have Kiefer involved in some way.) It's also not clear yet when the show could premiere on Fox. However, THR did repeat the rumor that Fox might launch a new "24" installment for midseason 2019. We'll see.
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