"24" fans should be comforted by the team Fox is assembling for the Kiefer Sutherland thriller's upcoming last chapter.
"24" executive producer Evan Katz has signed on to "24: Live Another Day," 20th Century Fox Television said Friday.
He joins returning showrunner Howard Gordon, writer David Fury and director Jon Cassar for the show's next chapter. In addition, he has inked a two-year overall deal with the studio in which he'll develop and produce additional projects.
"When Howard came to us about bringing back the show, we all loved the idea of reassembling the creative team that made '24' such a success," Twentieth Century Fox TV Chairman Gary Newman said in a statement.
"Getting Evan Katz — who wrote some of the show’s most memorable episodes — to share the executive producing responsibilities of 'Live Another Day' is a huge win for this studio. He's an incredibly talented writer and we're thrilled to welcome him back."
Katz joined "24" in its second season, writing consulting and executive producing on the series through Season 8. Next to Gordon, Evan was the show's longest serving writer. He won the Writers Guild Award for the first episode he ever wrote — the one where Jack (Sutherland) fakes killing the son of a terrorist in order to force him to talk — which aired in October 2002.
Since "24," Katz consulted on NBC's "Awake," and served as the showrunner for "The Event" and ABC's "Body of Proof."
Considered a limited run series, "Live Another Day" will consist of 12 episodes.
During the network's upfront presentation in May, Fox entertainment chairman Kevin Reilly said it will feature only the most eventful hours in a new Jack Bauer adventure.
Fox plans to use "24" to help launch another limited-run series, M. Night Shyamalan's "Wayward Pines."
Katz is represented by WME, 3 Arts Entertainment and Michael Gendler.