It’s been nearly eight years since Kiefer Sutherland’s Jack Bauer kept the world safe for democracy in 24 and more than two since he returned for 24: Live Another Day. Well, this is 2016, and a new man is on the case for the revived Counter Terrorist Unit in Washington. That guy is Eric Carter (Straight Outta Compton‘s Corey Hawkins), and he’s got some bad-guy dodging, butt-kicking and score settling to do in 24: Legacy.
Here’s the new trailer for Fox’s upcoming franchise reboot, which premiered tonight during the network’s coverage of Game 1 of the World Series. It follows U.S. government officials crowing about how a Special Forces unit neutralized a vicious terrorist who was planning an attack on America. But six months later, the dead man’s people have found the Army Rangers who offed their leader. The vengeance is swift and nearly complete. But they failed to do one key thing: get Carter. Mistake.
Miranda Otto and Jimmy Smits also star in 24: Legacy, which again will take place in real time. The franchise reboot launches with a two-night premiere on February 5-6, starting after the end of Super Bowl LI. Check out the trailer above, and tell us what you think.
The clock is ticking …