New 24: Legacy Trailer Shows The Return Of Fan-Favorite Character

As if Jack Bauer didn't save the world enough, 24 is returning to television this Feburary for another run. 24: Legacy stars Corey Hawkins as Eric Carter, a new CTU agent who will act as Bauer's replacement for the new series.

While Jack Bauer may not be returning to the CTU headquarters to take down terrorists, a fan-favorite character from the original series has just been unveiled in the newest Legacy trailer.

Tony Almeida, the agent-turned-spy who was imprisoned for his crimes against the US, is making his long-awaited return to the 24 Universe.

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The classic character was a part of Jack Bauer's team, and one of his closest friends. Almeida was thought to have died in an explosion while the team was attacked, but he returned as a villain seasons later.

At the end of the new Legacy trailer, CTU revealed that they were trying to activate an imprisoned asset. As soon as Almeida's name was spoken, the character was seen walking out of a prison cell in a full orange jumpsuit. As he looks up, the character is donning a new beard - but that same devastating glare.

24: Legacy will premiere directly following the Super Bowl this February on FOX, before moving to its regular time of Mondays at 8pm. Official synopsis follows.

Six months ago in Yemen, an elite squad of U.S. Army Rangers, led by Sergeant ERIC CARTER (Corey Hawkins, Straight Outta Compton), killed terrorist leader Sheik Ibrahim Bin-Khalid. In the aftermath, Bin-Khalid’s followers declared a fatwah against Carter, his squad and their families, forcing them into federal witness protection. But a recent attempt on Carter’s own life makes it clear to him that his team is now exposed. To thwart further attacks, Carter enlists REBECCA INGRAM (Miranda Otto, Homeland), who quarterbacked the raid that killed Bin-Khalid. She’s a brilliant and ambitious intelligence officer who has stepped down from her post as National Director of CTU to support her husband, SENATOR JOHN DONOVAN (Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Jimmy Smits, NYPD Blue, The West Wing), in his campaign for President of the United States. Decades of sleepless nights and missed anniversaries landed her at the top. With the White House within their grasp, can she truly embrace a new role as First Lady? Or will her love of the action draw her back in? Together, in this fast-paced thrill ride, Carter and Ingram uncover a sophisticated terrorist network that will force them to ask: “Who can we trust?” As they battle Bin-Khalid’s devotees, they are forced to confront their own identities, families and pasts.