FOX has announced there will be no second season of 24: Legacy, at least for now. Deadline reports FOX CEO Gary Newman said that star Corey Hawkins’ commitment to the Six Degrees of Separation revival on Broadway means he’s unavailable. The thing is, had the FOX planned to renew the 24 sequel for a second season, Hawkins would have still been on contract, so it may be safe to consider 24: Legacy cancelled.
24: Legacy stars Hawkins as Eric Carter, an Army Ranger who becomes the target of a terrorist organization. The show’s cast also includes Miranda Otto, Jimmy Smits, Teddy Sears, Dan Bucatinsky, Anna Diop, Ashley Thomas, Charlie Hofheimer, Coral Pena, and Sheila Vand. The good news is, the network is opened to future installments of the 24 franchise.
24: Legacy got a huge boost in the ratings when it premiered after the Super Bowl earlier this year. However, the numbers quickly dropped afterwards. Overall, season one averaged a 1.40 rating in the 18-49 demo and 5.124 million viewers. While that seems high, the averages are skewed by the series’ post-Super Bowl numbers. 24: Legacy debuted to 17.576 million viewers and by its April finale, only 3.423 million were watching.
I’m a little sad because I feel like it’s a really good show. We’re doing about 7-8 million viewers over seven days per episode. It’s not terrible. We had really high hopes for the show. Perhaps our launch strategy was a little over-ambitious.”
What do you think? Did you see 24: Legacy? Do you think the show deserved a second season?
Cindy McLennan contributed to this report.