TVLine reports that Straight Outta Compton actor Corey Hawkins will take the lead role in Fox‘s 24 revival, 24: Legacy.
As earlier reported, Legacy will follow new lead character Eric Carter as he gets drawn into the world of counterterrorism and rush hour traffic. Kiefer Sutherland will not be returning as Jack Bauer, nor will any of the surviving CTU characters return.
According to Fox co-chairman and CEO Dana Walden, Legacy will be “a contemporary story about the potential to activate sleeper cells in the United States.”
While only the pilot has been ordered, Legacy is expected to be a twelve-episode series, just as the recent 24 limited series feature Sutherland as Jack Bauer.