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The fate of 24 has yet to be determined, but Howard Gordon, the show's executive producer, has already lined up his next project.

Gordon will adapt the Israeli series Prisoners of War for U.S. audiences, according to The Hollywood Reporter. In the Israeli drama, three soldiers return home after being held captive in Syria for 17 years. The U.S. import, tentatively titled Patriots, will center on three American soldiers presumed dead after the 2003 invasion in Iraq, but are found to be alive in a cave 10 years later.

Alex Gansa, a 24 producer, and Prisoners creator Gideon Raff will pen the pilot with Gordon. The American revamp will also feature a new character — a counterterrorism agent (no, not Jack Bauer).

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As for 24

, whose days are reportedly numbered (at Fox, at least), Gordon said "discussions are still being held" for a ninth-season return — to which both he and star Kiefer Sutherland, whose contract expires at the end of the season, would be open."If there is 24 past Season 8, I will be part of that," he said, adding that he may be demoted from showrunner. "[Sutherland] is inclined to do another season if there is a good story."