The countdown has begun. It’s been over two years since we’ve seen the last real-time adventure from the creators of 24, and what may be the last ride of Kiefer Sutherland who’s now graduated from saving presidents to being president in Designated Survivor. But because good franchises never die, they’re just rebooted, this winter we’ll be getting 24: Legacy with a new hero, with a new mission, but the same old countdown clock of doom that’s only silent when someone important dies. (And people will die.) If you thought you were over 24, and it was soooooo 2005, try and deny that old 24 magic in the Legacy trailer.
24: Legacy will find special forces veteran Eric Carter played by Corey Hawkins (Dr. Dre in Straight Outta Compton) haunted by his actions overseas when the followers terrorist leader Sheik Ibrahim Bin-Khalid follow Carter and his compatriots back to the U.S. to get revenge. Carter is then drawn into the bigger plan of the terrorists to launch attacks across America when he’s recruited by former CTU head Rebecca Ingram (Miranda Otto) to stop them. Meanwhile, Ingram’s husband, Senator John Donovan (Jimmy Smits) is running for President. It’s interesting to note that this is the second time that Smits has run for TV president, and he won that election on season seven of The West Wing.
It’s also interesting to note that despite the hiring of Hawkins as the new hero that the producers are sticking pretty close to the 24 formula: just a regular day until -BOOM! – terrorist attack and all hell breaks loose! The trailer also makes it immediately clear that there’s a mole in CTU, which makes us ask the question, after years of moles in popping up in CTU, at what point does the government screening process get better, or when do you call Bill Murray in to take the place apart? We shouldn’t be terribly surprised though, like many of the best TV shows, 24 has a formula, and the formula is what makes people keep coming back week-after-week, and year-after-year.
24: Legacy meanwhile will debut immediately after Super Bowl LI on February 5, 2017 on Fox.
Source: Screen Rant