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’24: Legacy’ Sets Miranda Otto As Female Lead

Following her showy season-long arc on the recent fifth season of Homeland, Miranda Otto is reuniting with Homeland executive producer Howard Gordon on 24: Legacy. Otto has been tapped as the female lead opposite Corey Hawkins in the Fox pilot, which reboots the 24 franchise with brand new characters.

Fox logo horizontal24: Legacy, written by 24 veterans Manny Coto and Evan Katz and directed by Stephen Hopkins (who helmed the original 24 pilot), chronicles military hero Eric Carter’s (Hawkins) 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.

Miranda Otto Homeland S5 Episode 511Otto will play Rebecca Ingram, the blazing smart former head of CTU. Now married to Senator John Donovan, Rebecca is struggling with second thoughts about having left the counterterrorism agency.

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. Sutherland is not reprising his role and is not creatively involved in the project at this time.

Otto is coming off playing the manipulative Allison Carr in Season 5 of Homeland. The buzzy role landed Otto on the hot list for the 2016 pilot season, leading to multiple early offers. The Australian-born actress is repped by Gersh and Management 360.

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