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Jack Bauer may be gone but 24: Legacy has its lead…

January 26th, 2016 by Marc Comments

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We reported just last week that a new 24 spinoff was coming, albeit without Jack Bauer, and now we have the new lead actor.

Yes, The Walking Dead and Straight Outta Compton star Corey Hawking has signed up to step into Keifer Sutherland’s shoes in the new series called 24: Legacy.

Hawkins will play Eric Carter, “a strong and smart former Army Ranger who finds himself pulled back into action as his past comes looking for him. He eventually turns to CTU for help in saving his life and stopping what potentially could be one of the largest-scale terror attacks on American soil.”

Fox co-chairman and CEO Dana Walden teases a different type of show: “There’s a time jump, a new organization, a completely different story. It’s a contemporary story about the potential to activate sleeper cells in the United States. There are nods in the pilot to prior CTU agents, but no ongoing characters.”

But what about Sutherland himself? Well, he said of the spinoff: “The real star of 24 is the idea, and I mean that wholeheartedly. I have every faith they’ll do something cool and clever.”

24: Legacy will have 12 episodes in its first season. There is bo release date yet.

Source: TVLine

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….