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24 to move forwards without Jack Bauer?

Word has hit the Cult Faction offices that Fox has decided to push forward with a “soft reboot” of its real-time action series 24, which plans to adopt the same structure and style of the earlier show but with a brand new cast.

Details were announced by the network at the Television Critics Association press tour, where Fox brass confirmed that series stalwart Kiefer Sutherland will not be a part of the cast. That may come as a surprise considering the 2014 event series 24: Live Another Day scored rave reviews.

24: Legacy will instead “revolve around a military hero’s return to the U.S. and the trouble that follows him back – compelling him to ask CTU for help in saving his life, and stopping what potentially could be one of the largest-scale terror attacks on American soil.”

The hero is a twenty-something named Eric Carter, who is described in the pilot script as an African American, but according to Deadline, Carter’s ethnicity may change during development. The female lead currently has no actor attached, but it’s said that Carter will encounter her at the Counter Terrorism Unit as she’s said to have “a long history at the agency.”

Even though its plot and characters will depart from previous seasons, 24: Legacy will maintain the same formatting choices. Real-time stories told over split screens with each episode representing one hour of an eventful day.

Stephen Hopkins, who directed the original 24 pilot among other episodes, is on board to direct 24: Legacy, with 24‘s Howard Gordon, Manny Coto and Evan Katz back to executive produce. The pilot will shoot this winter.

It looks like they are putting all their eggs into one basket with this. What do you think? Hit or Flop?

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