Published On: Wed, Jan 27th, 2016

‘Walking Dead’ and ‘Straight Outta Compton’ star Corey Hawkins to lead ’24 Legacy’

Straight outta Compton star Corey Hawkins has reportedly survived the “lengthy on-and-off negotiations” to land the male lead in 24: Legacy, Fox’s pilot that reboots the 24 franchise with brand new characters, led by Eric Carter (Hawkins).

The character, who succeeds Kiefer Sutherland’s Jack Bauer as the hero on the show, was conceived as written as African American. Sutherland is not reprising his role and is not creatively involved in the project at this time.

Straight Outta Compton photo  Jason Mitchell as Eazy-E Corey Hawkins as Dr. Dre and O'Shea Jackson Jr as Ice Cube24: Legacy, written by 24 veterans Manny Coto and Evan Katz and directed by Stephen Hopkins, who helmed the original 24 pilot, centers on military hero Eric Carter (Hawkins) and chronicles his 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.

Coming from a very rough background, Carter turned his life around in the Army Rangers but now, back home in Virginia with his wife Nicole, he’s pulled back into action as his past comes looking for him.

Legacy, unlike the original 24, which was centered squarely on Jack Bauer, will have a strong female lead, a woman with a long history at the agency and former head of CTU. There will likely be mentions of former CTU members from the original 24 series on 24: Legacy, and some of them will be featured in photos, but there are no plans for any of the 24 cast members to have an ongoing presence on the new series.

24: Legacy is executive produced by Howard Gordon, Coto, Katz and Brian Grazer through 20th Century Fox TV, Imagine TV and Gordon’s Teakwood Lane Productions.

Hawkins is coming off his breakout role as Dr. Dre in the feature hit Straight Outta Compton. He also recently did an arc on the hugely popular AMC series The Walking Dead and will next be seen in Legendary’s Kong: Skull Island.

Hawkins previously starred on Broadway in Romeo & Juliet.




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  1. William hickey says:

    WHAT this is outrageous I’m not happy with you moron we want keifer Sutherland back right NOW I don’t care about stupid Corey Hawkins he is weak no new character of 24 bad idea outrageous damnit bitch fuck all you hurry up and faster damn you bring jack Bauer Tony alameda Kim Bauer Chloe O’Brien and gang too NOW Oh by the way go tell anyone that dana Walden for another chance she was fault for blame

  2. Your Name... says:

    Hurry up and faster damn you bring jack Bauer NOW or else I’ll be upset Oh also we want 24 episode on Fox now not one episode it will be too late the fan of keifer Sutherland will be upset with me I don’t care just do it NOW or I’ll scream AHHH ahhhhh

  3. William hickey says:

    WHAT this is outrageous I’m not happy with you that it AHHH I’m so mad at me I don’t care about stupid Corey Hawkins he is weak and not good actor he was unfit for black hero we want jack Bauer NOW or else I’ll scream AHHH I hate Corey Hawkins he is weak and too young I going to call my lawyer good

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