Following the many series led by Kiefer Sutherland, and the most recent 24: Legacy, it is being reported that the 24 franchise could be redirected into a completely different area and TV genre; criminal justice.

Deadline is reporting that Howard Gordon and Imagine’s Brian Grazer, as well as former The Killing writer-producer Jeremy Doner and the franchise’s production companies, 20th Century Fox TV and Imagine TV, are looking to revamp the format and put it back out with a female lead, but could feature different characters each season.

The trade blog says that the new 24 would focus on a female prosecutor who uncovers a legal conspiracy and has to work against the clock to save a death row inmate facing imminent execution whom she had helped prosecute but may be innocent.

We’re assuming that it will still keep the real-time concept.

More as it comes in.