'24' boss takes 'Prisoners' on new pilot
Howard Gordon will co-write an Israeli format adaptation for 20th Century Fox TV
If "24" is truly about to have its final countdown, longtime showrunner Howard Gordon
is lining up his next project.
The Israeli original focuses on three soldiers who return home after 17 years in captivity in Syria and have to readjust to civilian life. The trade paper says that the American version will likely be retitled patriots and will focus on three U.S. soldiers lost behind enemy lines in Iraq for the better part of a decade. Naturally, there are mysteries about what happened to the men while they were gone and what shape they're returning in.
Speaking to the trade, Gordon said that even if "24" is renewed for a ninth day, he likely wouldn't return as showrunner, though he's still maintain some involvement in the show.
Prior to his time on "24," Gordon's credits included "Angel," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Beauty and the Beast."