Wiki 24

24: Legacy

8,091pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Add New Page Talk105
24 Legacy LogoSpoiler Warning!
This section or page contains pre-release information
regarding 24: Legacy and thus may contain spoilers.

24: Legacy is a new 24 spin-off series, first announced in early 2016. The series will feature a predominantly new cast of characters while utilizing the real time storytelling technique of the original series. Legacy will premiere on Fox as the Super Bowl LI lead-out program on February 5, 2017, followed by the second episode at its usual time slot on February 6 at 8/7c.

Official synopsisEdit

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 fatwa 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.[1]



24 Legacy Cast Crew BTS

Members of the cast and crew, from left to right: Charlie Hofheimer, Manny Coto, Anna Diop, Coral Peña, Ashley Thomas, Evan Katz, Jimmy Smits, Corey Hawkins, Sheila Vand, and Teddy Sears

In June 2015, Fox announced development on a follow-up series to 24: Live Another Day, focusing on a younger, "twentysomething" Jack Bauer-like lead character and an older, seasoned female agent, while still featuring Bauer in a reduced story role. Evan Katz and Manny Coto were attached as writers and executive producers.[2] In August, it was confirmed that Kiefer Sutherland would not be returning, with the new series to focus on a new cast of characters, allowing for the possibility of appearances by past 24 characters.[3] The pilot script took eight months to write, as there was great pressure to find a premise worthy of the original series' reputation.[4]

24: Legacy was ordered as a pilot by Fox and officially announced by Dana Walden at the Television Critics' Association press tour in January 2016. The series, set three years after the events of Live Another Day, will follow Eric Carter, a returning military hero who finds himself caught up in a terrorist conspiracy and seeks the aid of CTU. A female former head of CTU will also figure prominently in the story. The pilot was to be directed by 24 pilot director Stephen Hopkins, with casting already underway for a "diverse" actor to play Carter.[1][4][5]

Following the production of the pilot episode, Legacy was ordered to series on April 27, 2016, slated to air during the 2016-2017 season. The first season will run for twelve episodes.[6] The first photo from the series was released on May 11, 2016.[7] It was announced on May 16, 2016 that 24: Legacy will premiere at 10/9c on Sunday, February 5, 2017 after Super Bowl LI, followed by the second episode at its usual 9/8c timeslot on February 6.[8]

Sean Callery will return to compose the score for 24: Legacy.[9] Jon Cassar will executive produce and direct six of the twelve episodes.[10]


In January 2016, Corey Hawkins was cast in the lead role of Eric Carter following lengthy negotiations.[11] Hawkins was the only actor considered for the role, after casting director Lisa Miller Katz watched his performance in Straight Outta Compton.[4]

Miranda Otto was cast as Rebecca Ingram, a female former CTU director.[12] Anna Diop was cast as Carter's wife Nicole on February 16, 2016.[13] Teddy Sears was cast as CTU Director Keith Mullins on February 23, 2016.[14] Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Jimmy Smits was announced to be playing Senator John Donovan, Ingram's husband, on February 26.[15] Dan Bucatinsky, Coral Peña, and Charlie Hofheimer were announced as series regulars on March 4.[16] English actor and musician Ashley Thomas was cast as Eric's brother Isaac Carter on March 8.[17] On March 30, it was announced that Sheila Vand would be playing Senator Donovan's campaign manager Nilaa Mizrani.[18] Following the pilot, veteran actress Veronica Cartwright was cast in the main role of Margaret Donovan, Senator Donovan's formidable and connected mother.[19]

It was disclosed that at least one character from previous 24 seasons, an unannounced "fan favorite," would appear,[4] while others will be alluded to or shown via photographs.[3] In October 2016, it was confirmed that Carlos Bernard would reprise his role as Tony Almeida, last seen in the 24: Solitary special feature.[20]

Jack BauerEdit

In June 2015, Kiefer Sutherland, when asked about the future of Jack Bauer, stated: "I am not coming back to do 24." Sutherland added that he always believed the concept of 24 could continue without the character and that he could always potentially return in some form.[21] In September 2015, Sutherland seemingly ruled out any further involvement with the show, stating that he would "definitely not return in any way."[22] In February 2016, Sutherland said regarding a possible return: "I've learned enough over the last few years to not say never. We were never going to do a season nine when we finished after the eighth season. I said we were done. So I'm going to just say we'll see." He added that the Legacy pilot script was "really cool" and that he would be the "first person to watch it."[23]

In June 2016, Howard Gordon said at the Austin ATX TV Festival that the writers had strongly considered killing Jack in the finale of 24: Live Another Day, but had been unable to bring themselves to do it. Gordon added: “I do think the character has life in him, whether it’s a movie or if he intersects with this new iteration of 24, [Legacy]... I sure would love to see him at some point on the show, and I don’t think he’s ruled it out, either.” Deadline reported that there were plans for a potential Jack Bauer arc in the second half of Legacy's first season should a deal with Sutherland come together.[24] In August 2016, Sutherland stated that there were "absolutely no plans" for an appearance by Jack Bauer in the new series.[25] Evan Katz stated that Jack will "not [be] talked about upfront" in the early episodes, in favor of establishing the new cast.[4]


Filming of the 24: Legacy pilot took place in Los Angeles in March and April 2016, with principal photography wrapping on April 11, 2016.[26] Filming locations included Los Angeles City Hall and the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum.[27][28], and Woodley Park.[29]

Filming on the remaining episodes resumed on September 15, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia.[30][31] The production offices for Legacy were based at Atlanta Metro Studios in Union City, GA. Pre-production and location scouting began in late August.[32] On August 30, an open casting call was announced for various featured extras, including CTU personnel, insurgents, high school students, Dominican patrons, and estate party guests.[33]


Official Trailer 24 LEGACY02:31

Official Trailer 24 LEGACY

The first trailer for 24: Legacy, cut from the pilot episode, debuted on May 16, 2016 at the Fox Upfront presentation and was released online the same day.[28] A sneak peak with interviews and new footage was released on August 10.[34]

24: Legacy appeared at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con on July 24, 2016 with a panel featuring Corey Hawkins, Miranda Otto, Jimmy Smits, Howard Gordon, Manny Coto, and Evan Katz, where fans were among the first to view scenes from the pilot episode.[35]

In partnership with Samsung, Fox will release a virtual reality prequel, written by Howard Gordon, to precede the series' February 2017 debut.[36]





Crew Edit







Number Title Written by Directed by Airdate
0 VR prequel Howard Gordon TBA TBA
1 "Pilot" Manny Coto & Evan Katz Stephen Hopkins February 5, 2017
2 "Episode 2" TBA Jon Cassar February 6, 2017
3 "Episode 3" TBA Jon Cassar TBA
4 "Episode 4" TBA Jon Cassar TBA
5 "Episode 5" TBA TBA TBA
6 "Episode 6" David Fury Jon Cassar TBA
7 "Episode 7" TBA Jon Cassar TBA
8 "Episode 8" David Fury TBA TBA
9 "Episode 9" TBA TBA TBA
10 "Episode 10" TBA TBA TBA
11 "Episode 11" TBA TBA TBA
12 "Episode 12" TBA TBA TBA

Promotional media Edit

External linksEdit


  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 24: Legacy - About the Show. Fox Broadcasting Company (May 16, 2016). Retrieved on May 16, 2016.
  2. Michael Ausiello (June 1, 2015). 24 Spinoff at Fox Would Revolve Around a New Male Character. TVLine. Retrieved on January 15, 2016.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Marc Snetiker (August 6, 2015). 24 reboot will be a 'total reset' with new characters, no Jack Bauer. Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved on January 15, 2016.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Emma Dibdin (August 10, 2016). 24 Legacy: 6 exclusive new teasers for the post-Jack Bauer spinoff. DigitalSpy. Retrieved on August 12, 2016.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Fred Topel (January 15, 2016). ’24’ Reboot Announced: African-American or Latino Lead To Replace Jack Bauer. /Film. Retrieved on January 15, 2016.
  6. '24: Legacy' And 'Star' Are Coming To Fox!. Fox Broadcasting Company (April 27, 2016). Retrieved on April 27, 2016.
  7. Kevin Fitzpatrick (May 11, 2016). ‘24: Legacy,’ ‘Lethal Weapon’ and ‘The Exorcist’ Get First FOX Photos. ScreenCrush. Retrieved on May 12, 2016.
  8. Michael Ausiello (May 16, 2016). Fox Fall Schedule: Empire Gets Lethal Companion, 24 Scores Super Slot, Prison Break Held to Midseason. TVLine. Retrieved on May 16, 2016.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Gold Derby (May 24, 2016). Composer Sean Callery talks "Homeland," "Jessica Jones," "24," and more. YouTube. Retrieved on May 26, 2016.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Jon Cassar (July 27, 2016). Its official, I'm happy to report I'm returning to the new #24Legacy as a Director/Producer. I'll be directing 6 of the 12 episodes.. Twitter. Retrieved on July 27, 2016.
  11. 11.0 11.1 Nellie Andreeva (January 25, 2016). ’24: Legacy’ Casts ‘Straight Outta Compton’s Corey Hawkins As Male Lead. Deadline. Retrieved on January 25, 2016.
  12. 12.0 12.1 Nellie Andreeva (January 27, 2016). ’24: Legacy’ Sets Miranda Otto as Female Lead. Deadline. Retrieved on January 27, 2016.
  13. 13.0 13.1 Nellie Andreeva (February 16, 2016). ’24: Legacy’ Casts Anna Diop In Co-Starring Role. Deadline. Retrieved on February 16, 2016.
  14. 14.0 14.1 Nellie Andreeva (February 23, 2016). ’24: Legacy’: Teddy Sears Cast As Head Of CTU In Fox Pilot. Deadline. Retrieved on February 23, 2016.
  15. 15.0 15.1 Laura Prudon (February 26, 2016). ’24: Legacy’: Jimmy Smits Joins Fox Revival Pilot. Variety. Retrieved on February 26, 2016.
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 Denise Petski (March 4, 2016). ’24: Legacy’: Dan Bucatinsky, Coral Pena & Charlie Hofheimer Join Fox Pilot. Deadline. Retrieved on March 4, 2016.
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 Lesley Goldberg (March 10, 2016). Fox's '24: Legacy' Adds Pair to Cast. The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved on March 10, 2016.
  18. 18.0 18.1 Nellie Andreeva (March 30, 2016). '24: Legacy': Sheila Vand Joins Fox Pilot As Regular. Deadline. Retrieved on March 30, 2016.
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 Elizabeth Wagmeister (October 5, 2016). Fox Adds Two Major Cast Members to ’24: Legacy’ (EXCLUSIVE). Variety. Retrieved on October 5, 2016.
  20. 20.0 20.1 Michael Ausiello (October 8, 2016). 24: Legacy: Carlos Bernard to Reprise His Role as Tony Almeida in Fox Reboot. TVLine. Retrieved on October 8, 2016.
  21. Dixon, Marcus James (June 12, 2015). Kiefer Sutherland drops bombshell: "I am not coming back to do 24" (Podcast). GoldDerby. Retrieved on June 12, 2015.
  22. Jones, Emma (September 30, 2015). Kiefer Sutherland rules out 24 return. BBC. Retrieved on September 30, 2015.
  23. Kiefer Sutherland says 24: Legacy script is "really cool". 24 Spoilers (February 18, 2016). Retrieved on February 18, 2016.
  24. Nellie Andreeva and Lauren Huff (June 10, 2016). Kiefer Sutherland Could Return As Jack Bauer On ‘24: Legacy’ – ATX TV Festival. Deadline. Retrieved on June 10, 2016.
  25. Nellie Andreeva (August 5, 2016). ’24: Legacy’: Kiefer Sutherland Shoots Down Jack Bauer Return On Fox Reboot. Deadline. Retrieved on August 5, 2016.
  26. Julia Tasker (April 11, 2016). That's a wrap! Great working with @coreyhawkins & the rest of the awesome cast & crew of #24legacy!. Instagram. Retrieved on April 11, 2016.
  27. Wednesday, March 23 Filming Locations for Castle, 24 Legacy, Law and Order: SVU, YDKK and more!. On Vacation Locations (March 23, 2016). Retrieved on April 11, 2016.
  28. 28.0 28.1 28.2 28.3 28.4 28.5 Fox Broadcasting Company (May 16, 2016). Official Trailer | 24: LEGACY. YouTube. Retrieved on May 16, 2016.
  29. Katie Ratliff (April 11, 2016). #bringyourdaughtertoworkday #dogsatwork #minnowthegrippup #minnowpup #frenchbulldog #truckdog #local80 #grips #24legacy. Instagram. Retrieved on March 11, 2016.
  30. Jon Cassar (September 14, 2016). #24legacy Wer'e baaaack. Start shooting tomorrow. I will be directing my 67th & 68th hour of 24.. Instagram. Retrieved on September 14, 2016.
  31. Rodney Ho (May 16, 2016). Exclusive: Fox bringing ’24: Legacy’ to Atlanta for production. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved on May 16, 2016.
  32. Jon Cassar (August 25, 2016). #24Legacy - Prep for eps 2 & 3 begins.. Instagram. Retrieved on August 25, 2016.
  33. Fox New Series '24: Legacy' Atlanta Casting Call for Featured Roles. Central Casting (August 30, 2016). Retrieved on September 1, 2016.
  34. 34.0 34.1 34.2 34.3 34.4 34.5 Sneak Peek | Season 1 | 24: LEGACY. Fox Broadcasting Company (August 10, 2016). Retrieved on August 10, 2016.
  35. Elizabeth Wagmeister (June 20, 2016). ‘Prison Break’ and ’24: Legacy’ Heading to Comic-Con 2016. Variety. Retrieved on July 16, 2016.
  36. Jason Lynch (August 8, 2016). Fox Is Planning Major New Brand Partnerships and Integrations for Next Season. Adweek. Retrieved on August 8, 2016.
  37. 37.0 37.1 Denise Petski (September 29, 2016). ’24 Legacy’: Tiffany Hines & Bailey Chase Cast As Recurring. Deadline. Retrieved on September 29, 2016.
  38. Rebecca Ford (April 6, 2016). Lily Collins Anorexia Drama 'To the Bone' Adds Kathryn Prescott (Exclusive). Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved on April 6, 2016.
  39. 39.0 39.1 Leigh Dana Jackson. Writer / Producer of too many shows. #24Legacy. #SleepyHollow. #TheTomorrowPeople. #Alcatraz. #666ParkAve. #Helix.. Twitter. Retrieved on September 1, 2016.
  40. 40.0 40.1 Nellie Andreeva (May 5, 2016). Nikki Toscano Inks Overall Deal With 20th Century Fox TV, Joins ’24: Legacy’. Deadline. Retrieved on May 5, 2016.
  41. 41.0 41.1 41.2 Verne Gay (August 12, 2016). ’24: Legacy’ showrunner, Howard Gordon, talks new spinoff. Newsday. Retrieved on August 13, 2016.
  42. Zakiyyah Alexander. writer of plays & tv. (#24Legacy, #GreysAnatomy) (The new musical, GIRL Shakes Loose among others.) @theKilroys13 co-founder. Satirist at heart.. Twitter. Retrieved on September 1, 2016.
  43. David Fury (September 24, 2016). In fact I'm writing episode 6 for them right now.. Twitter. Retrieved on September 24, 2016.
  44. David Fury (October 2, 2016). Pulled back once again to write episode 8 of 24 Legacy. Thanks for the kind words.. Twitter. Retrieved on October 2, 2016.
  45. 24: LEGACY Panel Highlights. Fox Broadcasting Company (July 25, 2016). Retrieved on August 8, 2016.

Previous season:
Live Another Day
First episode:
Next season:
Preceded by:
Followed by:

Also on Fandom

Random Wiki