Airdate: 24: Legacy

Rebooted 24 will premiere on the first day of 2017 ratings, Sunday February 12th.

TEN has confirmed 24: Legacy will premiere on the first day of 2017 ratings, Sunday February 12th.

The rebooted series stars Corey Hawkins as Sergeant Eric Carter replacing Kiefer Sutherland’s Jack Bauer, plus Miranda Otto and Jimmy Smits.

It retains the same real-time format in a race against the clock to stop a devastating terrorist attack on US soil.

But die-hard fans will have to wait nearly a week after its US debut on February 6 (Australian time). Last year TEN held back the launch of the rebooted The X-Files by 6 days to considerable social media criticism.

Six months ago in Yemen, an elite squad of US Army Rangers led by Sergeant Carter killed terrorist leader Sheik Ibrahim Bin-Khalid. In the aftermath, Bin-Khalid’s followers declared they would seek revenge on Carter, his squad and their families, forcing them into federal witness protec­tion. But a recent attempt on Carter’s life makes it clear to him that his identity has been exposed.

To thwart further attacks, Carter enlists Intelligence Officer Rebecca Ingram (Miranda Otto), who has stepped down from her post to support her husband, Senator John Donovan (Jimmy Smits), who is running for President. Together, Carter and Ingram uncover a sophisticated network that will force them to ask “Who can we trust?” as they battle the terrorists.

Sunday, 12 February at 8.30pm on TEN.

7 Responses

  1. This show has about as much curiosity value as other franchise long runners like Chicago (add name here) or CSI (add name here). This 24: concept should have been retired with Keifer after he had enough with saving the world, choosing to be flown away to be imprisoned and tortured to death instead. Obviously the producers thought differently, it is an action soap opera, but without Keifer it sounds a bit risky with U.S. ratings. My main interest will be to see if Keifer Sutherland is still a producer.

      1. Yeah, getting a producer credit is a fairly standard negotiating tool for some actors these days, as they make more on the back-end if the show/movie is successful, rather than if they were solely receiving residuals as talent.

  2. I don’t see this doing too well for Ten as 24: Live Another Day flopped in the ratings. But I’ll be checking out the first episode for sure. Six days after the premiere is too long though for an Aus broadcast

  3. I will give it a go. I gave up on the previous version after a few seasons. But the opening sequence to the very first show was an absolute cracker and it was different from other similar shows at that time. It just when on too long and became something that you started to ridicule instead of engage in.

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