24: Legacy will air on City in Canada beginning with a special premiere, following the Super Bowl on Sunday, February 5th at 10:30 p.m. ET, with the second part of the two-part premiere airing at its regular time, Monday at 8 p.m. ET/PT (as well as on Fox).
The continuation of the classic Kiefer Sutherland series, 24, the new series will consist of 12 episodes that will take place in “real-time,” which will eventually span across a day (like in 24: Live Another Day, where the finale forwarded twelve hours).
The action series will centre on U.S. Army Sergeant Eric Carter (played by Corey Hawkins, “Straight Outta Compton”), whose team killed terrorist leader Sheik Ibrahim Bin-Khalid six months ago in Yemen. In the aftermath, Bin-Khalid’s followers have declared a fatwah against the elite squad which forced them and their families into witness protection. Somehow, the followers have managed to catch up with Eric and he ends up contacting former CTU director Rebecca Ingram (Miranda Otto, Homeland) to help.
The series also stars Jimmy Smits (NYPD Blue), Teddy Sears (The Flash), Dan Bucantinsky (Scandal), Anna Diop (Quantico), Ashley Thomas (The Night Of), Charlie Hofmeier (Mad Men), Coral Pena (Blue Bloods), Gerald McRaney (This Is Us), Raphael Acloque (“Burnt”), Sheila Vand (“Whiskey Tango Foxtrot”). TV fans will also recognize Tyrant’s Moran Atias, Finding Carter’s Kathryn Prescott and As the World Turns’ Bailey Chase.
Meanwhile, Carlos Benard will reprise the role of Tony Almeida! Looks like Kiefer Sutherland and Mary Lynn Rajskub won’t be back as Jack and Chloe… But, there will be a nod to another beloved CTU analyst.
The original eight seasons of 24, it’s TV movie 24: Redemption and the 2014 limited series 24: Live Another Day all aired on Global in Canada. 24: Legacy will now air on the Rogers-owned City. Episodes will be available on Citytv.com and On Demand following their linear broadcast.
I’ve seen the first 2 hours and the old school 24 is back. The action in the premiere was great… don’t blink during the fight scene towards the end.