Longtime collaborators, Homeland co-creators/executive producers Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa, have partnered and set up shop at Sony Pictures Television Studios with a rich four-year overall deal, leaving their longtime studio home at 20th Century Fox TV where Gordon has been for a quarter century, and Gansa for a decade.
Gordon is a three-time Emmy winner who also won for co-writing the pilot of Homeland. He shared his two Emmys for Homeland with Gansa. I hear leaving 20th TV after a long and successful run there was not an an easy decision for the duo but the Sony TV deal was too good to pass up.
Earlier this year Fox decided to pass on both 24 projects that were in development. At that time Fox Entertainment CEO Charlie Collier said “I’d be very open to working with Howard and everyone else but nothing new to report.” Now less than three months later Howard Gordon is no longer with the company.
Although this doesn’t necessarily mean the end of 24, it’s a major setback for the franchise since Howard Gordon has been the mastermind behind the previous revivals. With the Fox executive shakeup last month after the Disney acquisition, and now the loss of Howard Gordon, it seems likely that any efforts to revive 24 will be put on the backburner for the time being.