New ‘24: Legacy’ Trailer Resets the Clock on the Action

     October 25, 2016


A new trailer for Fox’s 24 reboot, titled 24: Legacy, highlights more action and gives us a little more background into what we can expect from the upcoming series (although no hint of Kiefer Sutherland, if he will indeed appear). In synergistic fashion, the new trailer dropped during the first game of the World Series, while the series itself will debut after the Super Bowl. Branding!

In this new iteration, Straight Outta Compton‘s Corey Hawkins stars as a soldier, Eric Carter, who was part of an elite task force that brought down an international terrorist Bin-Khalid, whose followers are now coming after him and plotting a new attack. As we learn in this new trailer, they have succeeded in killing the rest of Carter’s team, so since he’s the only one left and, as he says, the only one he can trust, it’s up to him to prevent this new attack on U.S. soil.

Check out the trailer below:

Though I thought the first trailer was fine, it was mostly about exposition and setting the groundwork for the series. The new trailer is freer to just blow everything up and highlight the action, which looks pretty great. There are some shades of Homeland here (the shows share a producer, Howard Gordon, as well as an actress in Miranda Otto), and Hawkins looks like he’ll be a capable lead. So overall, the series looks pretty promising.

24: Legacy will premiere in a two-night event starting Sunday, February 5th following Super Bowl LI, and will continue on Monday, February 6th. Check out the full synopsis below:

The clock ticks again with 24: LEGACY, the next evolution of the Emmy Award-winning “24.” From Emmy Award-winning executive producer Howard Gordon (“Homeland,” “24: Live Another Day”), Academy Award- and Emmy Award-winning executive producer Brian Grazer (“A Beautiful Mind,” “24”), writers and executive producers Manny Coto and Evan Katz (“24,” “24: Live Another Day”), director and executive producer Stephen Hopkins (“24”) and executive producer and original series star Kiefer Sutherland, 24: LEGACY chronicles an adrenaline-fueled race against the clock to stop a devastating terrorist attack on United States soil – in the same real-time format that has propelled this genre-defining series. Six months ago in Yemen, an elite squad of U.S. Army Rangers, led by Sergeant ERIC CARTER (Corey Hawkins, “Straight Outta Compton”), 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 is now exposed. To thwart further attacks, Carter enlists REBECCA INGRAM (Miranda Otto, “Homeland”), who quarterbacked 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 truly 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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