24 in "active discussions" for revival, Fox says

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Calling all 24 fans: it looks like a revival of the critically-acclaimed terrorism drama is not entirely off the table.

Kiefer Sutherland could make a hugely-anticipated comeback as counter-terrorism agent Jack Bauer, 20 years after the character debuted on the Fox series.

According to Deadline, there are currently "active creative discussions" about bringing back the cult show, but with a twist.

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"There's still a possibility, there's still some discussions with the producers on a take that we have yet to hear," Fox Entertainment President Michael Thorn said in an interview.

"There [are] some active creative discussions that are happening," he added.

24 executive producer Howard Gordon also weighed in on the possibility of a revival show earlier this year.

Gordon told Deadline that he loves the character but warned "it's not official, sort of, until I think all the pieces come together". He also said that a new take on the popular series is "always percolating".

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While this all sounds very loose at this stage, it might be enough for fans of the show to keep their hopes up high.

Created by Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran, 24 launched in November 2001 and ran for eight seasons.

The series also spawned a two-hour movie, 24: Redemption. Sutherland returned for a 12-episode limited series which aired in 2014, while Corey Hawkins fronted the short-lived 24: Legacy in 2017.

Straight Outta Compton's Hawkins starred as war hero Eric Carter in the one-season spin-off, appearing alongside Homeland actress Miranda Otto and Sons of Anarchy veteran Jimmy Smits. Plus, Tony Almeida even returned along the way.

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