Yes 24 is back again. Get ready for another day of nearly-but-not-quite real-time action and split-screenery, this time with Corey Hawkins in the lead role for 24: Legacy. The series debuts in the States next February, and will air in the UK on Sky1.
Here’s the official synopsis: “Six months ago in Yemen, an elite squad of US Army Rangers, led by Sergeant Eric Carter (Corey Hawkins), killed terrorist leader Sheik Ibrahim Bin-Khalid. In the aftermath, Bin-Khalid’s followers declared a fatwah against Carter, his squad and their families, forcing them into federal witness protection. But a recent attempt on Carter’s own life makes it clear to him that his team is now exposed. To thwart further attacks, Carter enlists Rebecca Ingram (Miranda Otto), who quarterbacked the raid that killed Bin-Khalid.
æShe’s a brilliant and ambitious intelligence officer who has stepped down from her post as national director of CTU to support her husband, Senator John Donovan (Jimmy Smits), in his campaign for President of the United States. Decades of sleepless nights and missed anniversaries landed her at the top. With the White House within their grasp, can she truly embrace a new role as First Lady? Or will her love of the action draw her back in? Together, in this fast-paced thrill ride, Carter and Ingram uncover a sophisticated terrorist network that will force them to ask: “‘Who can we trust?’ As they battle Bin-Khalid’s devotees, they are forced to confront their own identities, families and pasts.”