Fox has released a preview of the new series, which features a new cast of characters (and possibly a few familiar faces) attempting to stop a terrorist attack on American soil, presented in the same real-time format as the original Emmy-winning show that inspired it, 24. The series will premiere after the NFL’s championship game on February 5.
The show reunites much of the original series’ creative team, including Emmy-winning executive producers Howard Gordon (Homeland, 24: Live Another Day) and Brian Grazer (24), writers and executive producers Manny Coto and Evan Katz (24, 24: Live Another Day), director and executive producer Stephen Hopkins (24), and original series star Kiefer Sutherland, who also serves as an executive producer on the show.
The series follows a former Army Ranger and military hero played by Straight Outta Compton actor Corey Hawkins, who attempts to settle down after retiring from the military, only to get caught up in a far-reaching terrorist plot that drags him back into action. He ends up seeking help from C.T.U., the anti-terrorism agency introduced in 24, in order to stop the potentially devastating attack.
Along with Hawkins, the series stars Miranda Otto as a former intelligence officer, as well as Jimmy Smits as a United States Senator aspiring to become the president, and Teddy Sears. Sutherland has indicated that he doesn’t plan to reprise his role as Jack Bauer for the series, but the show’s creative team has hinted that the door is open for a potential cameo.
The first season of the show is expected to unfold over 12 episodes.
24: Legacy premieres Sunday, February 5, on Fox.
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