24 executive producers Evan Katz and Manny Coto discussed the upcoming season with the press on a conference call this Thursday. Hypable and Business Insider have some of the details.
Hypable has the most detailed writeup:
Just as the political landscape has changed in the four years 24 has been off the air, so has the television viewing landscape, favoring shorter TV seasons.
“People’s viewing habits have changed, Katz said. “Asking people to devote 24 weeks is a bigger ask than it was years ago. This is more inviting. It’s not going to happen all the time. It’s not taking place over a year and it gives the network an opportunity to put more oomph beyond the launch.”
Coto also said that while more seasons are possible, 24: Live Another Day is a complete and self-contained story with an ending that could serve as a series finale if need be. Business Insider has the full quote:
“It’s possible certainly,” said Coto. “Obviously, it will depend on eyeballs that tune in, but one thing to keep in mind is that we all came back to tell this one last story — this one last day of Jack Bauer’s life. If there’s more beyond, we’ll cross that bridge when we get there.”
At the moment, Coto says there’s nothing planned past the mini-series event, but “24” fans can still hold out hope.
“Nothing is impossible,” added Coto. “We are treating this season as a one-time miniseries event. It has a beginning, a middle, and an end. The ending could be the end of ’24’ for good if you look at it that way.”