CEO Gary Newman confirmed that plans to reimagine the series continue to gather pace, with Manny Coto and Evan Katz writing the script, and Howard Gordon supervising what could well be a ‘total character reset’, per EW:
“Honestly I don’t know whether we’ll see any old characters or not. It would not surprise me if it’s a total reset in terms of the characters.
Newman reiterated that Season 10 would center on a new male character in place of Jack Bauer, but stresses they have Kiefer Sutherland‘s blessing to bring the show back without him:
“Obviously we would love to have Kiefer [Sutherland] and we went to him first. It isn’t something he wants to do at this point, but he encouraged us to continue and look for a way to bring the show back.”