FOX’s 24 is Getting a Japanese Series Remake


Fox's 24 is Getting a Japanese Series Remake

FOX’s 24 is getting a Japanese series remake

TV Asahi is developing a remake of 20th Century Fox’s series 24 with a 2020 release date set, Kotaku has confirmed. The network apparently negotiated with Fox for nearly two years.

24 Japan will be a remake of the original series’ first season but will be adapted to fit its new setting to reflect the country’s culture. The plot for the remake will center on terrorists targetting Japan’s first female prime minister.

The original 24 had 24 episodes a season (sometimes showing in blocks of more than one hour), each representing an hour in the life of Jack Bauer. It won the award for Outstanding Drama Series at the 2006 Primetime Emmy Awards. After its eighth season, the show beat out Mission: Impossible to become the longest-running U.S. espionage/counterterrorism-themed television drama in history.

24: Legacy, the spinoff series starring Corey Hawkins, Miranda Otto, and Anna Diop, was canceled by Fox in 2017. The network announced last August that they will be developing two spinoff shows, with one of them working as a prequel focusing on the origin story of Kiefer Sutherland’s character, Jack Bauer. The second will be a legal thriller that will be set in the 24 hours ticking down until a prisoner’s execution.