24 Is Returning With Former Writer

24 is Returning to TVWere you a fan of Fox’s award-winning series 24? Did you feel the instant manifestation of a void in your life when the credits began to roll on the series finale? Have you been pining for more Jack Bauer since that dismal Monday evening 3 years ago? Now you’re in luck, as 24 is returning. And Fox Television has brought on David Fury to help with the writing duties.

Recently, Fox Television announced plans with former showrunner Howard Gordon to bring 24 back to television. Plans for a movie adaptation were trashed and have been replaced with the idea of creating a miniseries (or “event series” as Fox is calling it). The event series will be appropriately titled 24: Live Another Day. The network has also just brought on David Fury to write for the 12-episode “event series”. If you’re not an overly-obsessed fan of TV, you may be wondering, “Who the hell is David Fury?”

Put your mind at ease fans. Your beloved series 24 is returning in perfectly capable hands. Serving as executive producer for the original run of the series, David Fury is no stranger to the 24 franchise. Fury has also served as co-executive producer on Lost, Fringe and Angel. To top that off, he served as producer on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. So, he’s been at the heart of many of TV’s biggest hits. Fury boasts writing credits for all the previously mentioned shows as well, including 21 episodes of 24. He was even nominated for writing awards for his work on Lost.

“Howard Gordon has a shortlist of writers whom he relies on enormously, and David is one of them,” said Fox TV exec Dana Walden. “He was hugely important to 24 over the course of its run, and bringing him back for Live Another Day was quite frankly a no-brainer.”

The addition of David Fury with 24: Live Another Day comes as part of the executive producer’s signing of a 2-year overall deal with Fox TV.

The network is hoping to launch 24: Live Another Day in May 2014, continuing the 12-part series through the summer. The decision to forego a movie adaptation for this “event series” idea is a commendable one. Giving the show the ability to stick with the format under which it worked best, it’s also a great way to try something new while giving fans more of what they want.

This poses the question: What other TV series would you like to see make a temporary comeback in the form of a miniseries? Let us know in the comment section below.

Source: Deadline

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  1. Monkeyboy says:

    I’m hugely excited about this. 12 episodes sounds like a good length, although I’m not sure how they’re going to pull off the realtime aspect. It might mean Jack can travel longer distances. They could skip a couple of hours with him on a plane to somewhere else to mix things up.

    • Josh Lyons says:

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Monkeyboy.

      From what I understand, they will keep the realtime format, but they won’t cover every hour. For example, the first episode may be 7am, the second 8am, then the third might be 12pm.

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