'24' prequel series in works

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Los Angeles : "24" showrunner Howard Gordon and series co-creators Joel Surnow and Bob Cochran are working on a prequel series that tells the origin story of how Jack Bauer became Jack Bauer.

According to sources, the project is in the early phases of development with no word yet on when, if ever, it will make it to the air, reports variety.com.

Should the project move forward, it would mark the third time Fox has looked to relaunch the franchise.

The original "24", which starred Kiefer Sutherland as Bauer, ran for eight seasons on Fox from 2002-2010. Fox then brought the show back with the limited series "24: Live Another Day" in 2014. Most recently, Corey Hawkins starred in "24: Legacy", playing an entirely new character named Eric Carter.

The show got an Indian adaptation as well with actor Anil Kapoor playing the lead role.