24: Legacy, the latest iteration of the long-running series 24, will arrive in the UK on FOX in February.
The new series comes from executive producers Howard Gordon (Homeland, 24: Live Another Day), and Brian Grazer (A Beautiful Mind, 24) and features Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton, The Walking Dead) as the show’s new hero.
Six months ago in Yemen, an elite squad of U.S. Army Rangers, led by Sergeant Eric Carter (Corey Hawkins), 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 has been exposed.
To stop further attacks, Carter enlists Rebecca Ingram (Miranda Otto, Homeland), who coordinated 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 (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 properly 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.
Toby Etheridge, Head of Programming FNG UK, said: “Cult classic 24 has been re-booted, bringing this genre-defining series to a whole new audience, with a brand new noble-yet-troubled protagonist who can trust no one. Fans of the original won’t be disappointed, 24: LEGACY is a gripping, edge-of-your-seat thrill ride, in the real-time format that 24 is famed for. 24: Legacy joins FOX’s fantastic February line-up, alongside brand new episodes of Legion and The Walking Dead.”
24: Legacy premieres in the UK on Tuesday 14th February at 9pm on FOX.