Fox is in early discussions to bring back the hit show 24 as a limited series, with star Kiefer Sutherland in talks to reprise his Emmy-winning role as Jack Bauer.

It isn't known how many episodes this limited series will run for, since development is in the very early stages. It is believed that Howard Gordon, who served as executive producer on 24 before moving on to create the hit Showtime drama Homeland, is on board to supervise the writing of a brand new storyline. No deals are in place with either Kiefer Sutherland or Howard Gordon at this time, but Howard Gordon is still under an overall deal at 20th Century Fox Television, the studio behind both 24 and Homeland.

The network has taken a growing interest in the limited series format, announcing in January that it is developing M. Night Shyamalan's Wayward Pines, and Bruce C. McKenna's Blood Brothers.

After 24 wrapped up its eight-season run in 2010, a 24 movie was put into development, although it never got off the ground. Director Antoine Fuqua, who at one time was the front runner to direct the 24 movie, revealed in March that the project is dead.