New Female-Led '24' Series Is in the Works on FOX

The project reportedly will center on 'a female prosecutor who uncovers a legal conspiracy and has to work against the clock' to save an innocent inmate.

AceShowbiz - There will be a new iteration of "24" as FOX is reportedly developing a new series from the franchise. The potential series will feature a female lead, Deadline reports.

The site further states the new series will offer something different from the previous series, which focused on fighting terrorist threats within 24 hours. The new series, meanwhile, will take the real-time format and apply it to a completely different theme, criminal justice.

The new "24" project, which has received a script commitment, hails from 20th Century Fox TV and Imagine TV. Executive producers Howard Gordon and Imagine's Brian Grazer, who were behind the original series, "24: Legacy" and "24: Live Another Day", are set to once again serve as EPs. They will be joined by former "The Killing" writer-producer Jeremy Doner, who will pen the script alongside Gordon.

According to Deadline, the new series will center 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." The plan is to make it as the first installment of a planned anthological take on "24" which will feature new world and character each season.

Should FOX go forward with the project, it marks the fourth iteration after "24", "24: Live Another Day" and "24: Legacy". Pioneering a real-time format, the original "24" series debuted in 2001, following the story of Kiefer Sutherland's Jack Bauer, a CTU agent who is often tasked with racing against the clock to stop terrorist attacks. It earned huge success before wrapping up in season 8.

FOX later attempted to repeat the success with 2014's miniseries "24: Live Another Day". It featured Sutherland's character trying to stop an assassination plot in London within 12 hours. The network later was back with another "24" iteration, "24: Legacy", in 2016 featuring new character. Due to bad ratings, the series was canned after one season.

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