Want to see more “24” coming up in the future? Well, you better be prepared to be patient.
Let’s start first of all with the good news for all who love the franchise: The odds of it coming back are looking good! According to TVLine, things are promising when it comes to the show eventually coming back for more adventures. The ratings were decent given it airing in the summer and several years after the last season, and the critics for the most part loved the season, and felt it was more a return to the show’s early years.
As for the bad news, don’t expect another season until at least the 2015-16 season. Sources tell the site that Kiefer Sutherland and the producers want to take a break, and make sure they come back when the story is right. This is something that you probably assumed, given that there hasn’t been an official renewal just yet. If nothing else, this news exists mostly for all of you who were hoping somewhere within your heart of hearts that the team would get together and fast-track something. It doesn’t look like things are going to be quite that easy.
The one tricky part of the show waiting that long is that of course the cast members could all in theory go out and find other things to take part in. Then again, it’s not absolutely essential that you have anyone on the show other than Jack Bauer … though we would like to at least have Chloe O’Brian again (and maybe Kate Morgan, since she proved herself worthy of kicking butt and taking names).
We’ll keep our fingers crossed here for more “24,” and we’ll have more news as it comes out.