24: Legacy Pilot Ordered By Fox Will Feature New Hero

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24 is returning to Fox, but the pilot for 24: Legacy will be missing something: Jack Bauer. Kiefer Sutherland is not set to return for the new series, so far only a pilot, which will feature a new cast, including a new hero.

The new hero, who currently doesn't have a revealed name, will be cast African-American, and will be a military hero who works with the CTU to stop a large-scale terrorist attack. Howard Gordon, Manny Coto, and Evan Katz all return to be EPs for 24: Legacy.

The storytelling will keep the same style as the original series, Fox says, but they haven't announced any specific target number of episodes - after all, so far they've only actually picked up a pilot.

This is the second time in recent years that a spy/political thriller franchise has tried a replacement character under the "Legacy" title. The Bourne Legacy put Jeremy Renner in the lead as new character Aaron Cross, hoping to recapture the original trilogy's success. The replacement didn't take off in that case, with Matt Damon instead returning to the role of Jason Bourne for the next chapter of the film franchise, coming later this year.