The series is set to premiere in February after the Super Bowl, making it only the third drama series to air after the big game since the network joined Super Bowl rotation in 1997. The other two shows to have done so…The X Files and House.
The reboot series will have us follow Eric Carter, a man who is part of an elite Army Rangers unit deployed to dispose a terrorist leader. Upon his return back to America and trying to get back to normal, Carter finds out that the leader’s crew has tracked him and the rest of his unit down and seeks the help of CTU and learns that they must stop what potentially could be one of the largest-scale terror attacks on American Soil. The cast of 24: Legacy includes Corey Hawkins (Eric Carter), Miranda Otto (Rebecca Ingram), Anna Diop (Nicole Carter), Teddy Sears (Keith Mullins), Jimmy Smits (John Donovan), Dan Bucatinsky (Andy), Coral Pena (Gia), Charlie Hofheimer (Marcus) and Ashley Thomas (Isaac Carter) and Sheila Vand (Nilaa).
I’ll admit that while I’ve been optimistic about giving the reboot series a chance, the first trailer for it doesn’t give me much excitement for it. Granted it’s new cast, new location (presumably) and sometimes the pilot episode more often than not is one of the worst episodes and it sort of feels that way in the trailer. Hawkin’s has big shoes to fill and will unfortunately be compared to Kiefer Sutherland’s Jack Bauer to the point him and his man bag of weaponry will be used negatively in comments about the reboot.