24 is back. Fox has given an early series order to 24: Legacy, its drama pilot that reboots the 24 franchise with brand new characters and cast, from creators Manny Coto & Evan Katz, Imagine TV’s Brian Grazer and Howard Gordon. They are being joined by original star Kiefer Sutherland who has come on board as executive producer.
‘24: Legacy’ To Premiere After Super Bowl On Fox, Will Air Mondays
24: Legacy, the new Fox series that reboots the 24 franchise, will premiere on Sunday, February 5, after the network’s broadcast of Super Bowl LI. This is only the third Fox drama series to air after the big game since the network joined Super Bowl rotation in 1997 — the others were The X-Files and House — and the first drama to make its debut after the Super Bowl.
24: Legacy will launch with a two-night premiere. Monday, February 6 at 8 PM, the night after the Super Bowl, will mark 24: Legacy’s return to the night where the original series aired for most of its run (but at a different time, 9 PM).
The series chronicles a race against the clock to stop a devastating terrorist attack on United States soil – in the original’s signature real-time format but in 12 episodes, half that of the original. Starring Corey Hawkins, Miranda Otto and Jimmy Smits, 24: Legacy is executive produced by the original series’ Howard Gordon, Brian Grazer, Manny Coto and Evan Katz; director Stephen Hopkins; and 24 star Kiefer Sutherland.
For people missing Kiefer this will air on Wednesday nights later this year -
DESIGNATED SURVIVOR — Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning actor Kiefer Sutherland (“24”) returns to primetime in a conspiracy thriller as Tom Kirkman, a lower-level cabinet member who unexpectedly becomes president after a devastating attack on Washington. He will struggle to prevent the country and his own family from falling into chaos, as he is thrust into one of the most difficult presidencies in history. “Designated Survivor” stars Kiefer Sutherland as Tom Kirkman, Natascha McElhone as Alex Kirkman, Maggie Q as Hannah Watts, Kal Penn as Seth Wheeler, Adan Canto as Aaron Shore, Italia Ricci as Emily Rhodes, LaMonica Garrett as James Ritter, and Tanner Buchanan as Leo Kirkman.