24: Legacy brings the franchise back with a non-Jack Bauer in the lead, now starring Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton). FOX has scheduled the debut for the always-coveted post-Super Bowl slot, as it will premiere its first hour directly after Super Bowl LI on February 5, then have a second all-new hour on Monday February 6 at 8pm, the standard timeslot for the series.
24 star Kiefer Sutherland is executive producing the show, along with the original production team of Howard Gordon, Brian Grazer, Manny Coto, Evan Katz, and director/producer Stephen Hopkins.
FOX isn't saying much about the exact threat Hawkins' character will face, simply listing the show as: "The series chronicles an adrenaline-fueled race against the clock to stop a devastating terrorist attack on United States soil – in the same real-time format that has propelled this genre-defining series."
Yes, Mondays at 8pm may sound familiar to fans, that's because it's the airtime for Gotham - 24: Legacy will air during Gotham's winter break, with the latter series returning in the Spring. DC Comics companion series Lucifer will likewise take Winter off form Mondays, with new series APB, also from Lucifer ep/director Len Wiseman, taking its slot Mondays at 9pm.
Full official synopsis follows:
The clock ticks again with 24: LEGACY, the next evolution of the Emmy Award-winning "24." From Emmy Award-winning executive producer Howard Gordon ("Homeland," "24: Live Another Day"), Academy Award- and Emmy Award-winning executive producer Brian Grazer ("A Beautiful Mind," "24"), writers and executive producers Manny Coto and Evan Katz ("24," "24: Live Another Day"), director and executive producer Stephen Hopkins ("24") and executive producer and original series star Kiefer Sutherland, 24: LEGACY chronicles an adrenaline-fueled race against the clock to stop a devastating terrorist attack on United States soil – in the same real-time format that has propelled this genre-defining series. 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.
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