24: Legacy has its new Jack Bauer. Deadline reports that FOX has cast Corey Hawkins as the new lead in their 24 series reboot.
Last week, we reported that the new series would feature an all-new cast and story. Original 24 star Kiefer Sutherland recently stated he’d be open to making an appearance, but as of now he is not involved in the new series.
From 24 alums Manny Coto and Evan Katz, the new series will feature Hawkins as Eric Carter, a military hero who returns from action only to find himself asking the CTU (counter-terrorism unit) for help in “stopping what potentially could be one of the largest-scale terror attacks on American soil.”
Deadline also reports the new series will feature a strong female lead opposite Hawkins. There may also be some mention and crossover from the original 24 series.
Hawkins most recently played Dr. Dre in the critically acclaimed film Straight Outta Compton.
What do you think? Will you watch the new 24 series even without Jack Bauer?