According to a report from Deadline, Fox is eyeing a comeback for 24 with a female-lead. But instead of it focusing on terrorism, the new take on the real-time format would be applied to a criminal justice arena. The project, which has a script commitment, comes from Howard Gordon and Brian Grazer, the franchise's executive producers and Jeremy Doner (The Killing). The script will be written by Doner and Gordon.
The report give some sketchy details about the premise, saying how it's based on a female prosecutor who uncovers a conspiracy and has to save a death row inmate about to be executed. Word is that it would be more of an anthology with new characters popping up each season. This is similar to the talk going around the summer Television Critics Association back in August.
24 seems to be the series Fox just can't let go. In the four years since the original series ended it's eight-season run, there has been the mini-series 24: Live Another Day with Jack Bauer and 24: Legacy with Corey Hawkings. Legacy didn't quite catch on as the network had hoped, but they seem to love the format and the title.
Original 24 start Kiefer Sutherland is currently starring in the ABC series Designated Survivor.