Television: FOX considering an anthology series for “24”

“24: Legacy” won’t to live another day, as FOX decides to not renew the limited series for a second season.  However, both the network and 20th Century Fox are in discussions in keeping the legacy of the “24”franchise  alive – possibly, in the form of an anthology series.

A spin-off/reboot of the longest-running espionage-centric show on television, “24: Legacy” starred Corey Hawkins (“Straight Outta Compton”) as Eric Carter, Army Ranger and war hero who’s thrust into action in preventing an attack on American soil.  The target of a terrorist cell seeking retribution for the death of their leader, Carter has no choice but to call upon the Counter-Terrorism Unit (CTU) to help him and his wife Nicole in finding these terrorists and save millions of lives.

“24: Legacy” was created by the same people responsible for the original that starred Kiefer Sutherland, who won an Emmy and a Golden Globe for playing the living legend of renegade agent Jack Bauer.  Sutherland, who stars and executive produces ABC’s “Designated Survivor”, was one of the executive producers of “24: Legacy”.  The character Jack Bauer spent nine long days on FOX’s “24” from 2001 to 2010, and again with 2014’s “Live Another Day” fighting global terrorism and governmental corruption/hypocrisy throughout Los Angeles, Africa, Washington, DC, New York City, and London.

Debuting right after this year’s Super Bowl, “24: Legacy” was a 12-episode event that aired on Monday nights while “Gotham” was on hiatus at the time.  The series also starred Emmy winner Jimmy Smits, Miranda Otto, Teddy Sears, Oded Fehr, Gerald McRaney, and Carlos Bernard reprising his role of Tony Almeida, Bauer’s longtime ally and friend turned enemy turned black-ops agent.

 

 

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