Fox Is Officially Bringing Back 24 — Without Jack Bauer

Publish Date
Monday, 18 January 2016, 10:46AM


Looks like Kiefer Sutherland is no longer going to be 24's leading man. Variety reports that Fox has ordered a pilot for 24: Legacy, a "revival" of the seminal action series that will not feature Jack Bauer as its main character. Bauer as well as all other regulars will not be starring in the show but it will stay true to the original format.

Here's Variety's preview:

24: Legacy will revolve around a military hero’s return to the US 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.

That new character's name is Eric Carter, and he'll be joined by "a female co-lead who is a former head of CTU," according to Entertainment Weekly.

Though he won't appear on screen, Sutherland will serve as executive producer.


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