Fox is in talks to bring back Kiefer Sutherland for a limited run on the long-running action drama 24

Insiders caution, however, that talks are early. If the dream becomes a reality, the series' longtime executive producer Howard Gordon - who reportedly pitched the return in the first place and has since moved on to Showtime's grown-up domestic terrorism hit Homeland - would return with the show.

Sources recently said that FOX was interested in bringing 24 back to the airwaves in a limited capacity. This means that Sutherland would likely return to the role he made famous.

Shortly after reports first broke about the possible return of the iconic television franchise, former executive producer David Fury confirmed the news on Twitter.

Another tweet issued by Fury suggests that the new show will be called 12.

Though the series ended in 2010 after eight seasons, Fox's sister studio 20th Century Fox didn't want to see the franchise go away. There were talks to make the series into a movie but it never took off. Sutherland has recently starred in Fox's Touch, which is not expected to return for a third season.

The network is canceling Touch after two seasons. A network spokesman would not confirm the news; Fox will hold its upfront presentation, in which they unveil their 2013-2014 schedule, to advertisers on Monday in New York.

Touch was Sutherland's follow-up to the network's 24, but it never attained the same popularity. The series, about a widower who struggles to connect with his mute son, launched with a post-American Idol special preview in January 2012. The show acquired 12 million viewers. But when it returned as a regular series in March, the viewership waned.