The brand new season of 24 will air in the UK just over a week after its US debut.
Introducing Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton) as the show’s new lead, following the departure of original star Kiefer Sutherland, 24: Legacy is from Emmy® Award-winning executive producers Howard Gordon (Homeland) and Brian Grazer (24).
Featuring the same real-time format as the original series, the new 12-episode season begins in the US on 5 February and will premiere in the UK at 9pm on Tuesday 14 February on FOX.
Toby Etheridge, Head of Programming FNG UK, commented: “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.”
The official synopsis reads: “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 (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 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.”
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