Producers of 24 now bringing you the Trial Of The Century

Producers of 24 now bringing you the Trial Of The Century

Evan Katz and Howard Gordon, the 24 producers who recently reteamed for the miniseries 24: Live Another Day, will continue working together on a new Fox drama. Trial Of The Century is a serialized legal thriller about a young Latina attorney who—in the span of time it would take Jack Bauer to foil a nuclear bomb plot, a presidential assassination, and his daughter's wedding to a guy Jack doesn't think is quite right for her—will probably file a motion or something, then wait 23-and-a-half hours to see what the judge says.

Still, there's some hope that the show will involve lots of 24-style yelling, and that every cross-examination question will be, "WHO ARE YOU WORKING FOR?!?!?" Torture may be too much to ask for from a courtroom drama, but we bet Antonin Scalia would allow it, if it weren't for those eight lightweights he has to share a bench with. At some point, we also fully expect the courtroom's bailiffs to set up a perimeter from which the defendant will quickly and easily escape to the traffic court across the hall.