’24: Legacy’ casts ‘Homeland’ alum Miranda Otto

24 -The upcoming “24: Legacy” has just secured one of its latest stars, and in this case it is someone who at least has somewhat of an understanding of the spy game already.

Sources confirm that Miranda Otto, fresh off of a role on “Homeland” as traitor Allison, is going to be appearing in the revival of the one-time Kiefer Sutherland series as Rebecca Ingram, a fiercely intelligent former CTU head who questions some of her past decisions, and also happens to be married to a former Senator. This is the second major casting news for the show (which is technically still a pilot), which is in development and could air as early as in the 2016-17 season. (It’s joining another revival in “Prison Break” in terms of having that distinction.) Corey Hawkins of “Straight Outta Compton” is set to be the lead, a soldier who finds himself put in precarious position after coming home.

Do we have any confidence that this will be good? A little, mostly because “Homeland” and “24” share many similarities behind the scenes. Obviously this was a chance, for example, for Howard Gordon to continue to work with Otto in some shape or form after how great of a job that she did. Our recommendation for the rest of the cast is that you continue to pick up other great, experienced TV actors for some of the other roles. This is a show that will need to build viewer confidence without having Sutherland on board.

We’re still far away from even knowing for sure that “24: Legacy” will be a series, but rest assured that we will present some more casting news as it comes out.

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