Someday, learning that a cancelled show is coming back after years off the air may seem less like a surreal TV-focused dream than it is these days, but today, I'm still reeling over the fact that, in just a few days, we're going to see another season of Arrested Development. And I feel similarly about the recent news that 24 is returning for another season. It seems too good to be true. But it is true! It's confirmed, and the good news continues to trickle in. Following word that Kiefer Sutherland was on board to reprise his role as Jack Bauer, and that series creator Howard Gordon was returning as well, comes confirmation that TV writer David Fury is also set to return to the show.
David Fury - as in, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Lost, Fringe, and of course, 24! (Pause for applause.) Deadline says Fury has closed a 2-year deal with 20th Century Fox, which is the studio behind 24 and the upcoming revival of the series, 24: Live Another Day. Through that deal, Fury will reteam with Howard Gordon to work on the new season. He's also working on an FX drama called Tyrant, which is executive produced by Gordon.
It's great to know that one more talented piece of the 24 puzzle is in place. We only just learned that Sutherland and Gordon were confirmed for 24: Live Another Day last week. So the news is still fresh, but it leaves us to wonder which other cast members might return. During an interview with Conan O'Brien, Mary Lynn Rajskub, who played Jack's right-hand woman Chloe on the series, spoke about being hopeful that she'll hear word soon on the fate of her character and her potential place in the new season. She's one of numerous people I hope will return to the series. With Fury back on board, maybe he can find some alternate dimension through which to pull David and/or Wayne Palmer out so that they too can live another day and we can get Dennis Haysbert and D.B. Woodside back. Too much of a stretch? Maybe.
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