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Wednesday, 11 January 2017 09:48

'24: Legacy' Will Explore "What It Means to be an American"

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Fox's forthcoming 24: Legacy may be the most unintentionally well-timed show for the country's political landscape.

The network's forthcoming revival of the Kiefer Sutherland franchise — which features an all new cast and entirely different premise — will explore what it means to be an American, producers told reporters Wednesday at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour.

The new take will be structured in the same style as the original series. Legacy revolves around Eric Carter, a military hero (Corey Hawkins, Straight Outta Compton) who returns to the U.S. and the trouble that follows him back — compelling him to ask CTU for help in saving his life, and stopping what potentially could be one of the largest-scale terror attacks on American soil.

The series reunites the team behind the flagship series as well as recent Fox revival 24: Live Another Day. Exec producer Howard Gordon said Legacy explores what it means to be an American for all its characters, including Carter, a young black man from Washington, D.C.; Miranda Otto's Rebecca Ingram, "a high-powered woman who ran CTU;" as well as Jimmy Smits' John Donovan, a Hispanic senator who is running for president. "The headline is what does it mean to be an American? Everyone is asking that question in its own way," said Gordon.

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