New ’24’ Installment With Original Creators In Works, No Plans For More ‘The X-Files’, ‘Prison Break’ Followup On Track


24 was the first drama to get a revival treatment in the form of a limited series with the 2014 24: Live Another Day. It was followed by NBC’s Heroes Reborn and Fox’s Prison Break and The X-Files

During Fox’s upfront press call, chairman Dana Walden revealed that 24 executive producer Howard Gordon is working with 24 creators Joel Surnow and Bob Cochran on a possible new iteration of the real-time drama. The network and 24 producers 20th Century Fox, Imagine TV and Gordon had been discussing new ideas for a 24 series since the end of 24: Legacy last season, including a female-led legal thriller earlier this season. Walden would not elaborate what the new premiere is, but noted that “we are very excited about where the show would go.”

At Fox’s summer TCA session, president of entertainment Michael Thorn revealed that the network is developing a new installment of Prison Break. Thorn gave a status update today, noting that “Prison Break is in early stages of development; we are focusing on getting the next iteration right.”

Also at TCA, Fox addressed a possible third installment of The X-Files following statements by star Gillian Anderson that she would not return. “Not only is there no plan, there hasn’t been a single conversation. It’s too early to even speculate,” Fox chairman Gary Newman said back then.

He was more definitive today. “It’s been a great show for the network but there are no plans to do another season at the moment,” he said today.

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