Fox’s “24: Legacy” reboot may not exactly be anything more than a pilot right now, but they are still stocking up on some familiar faces. Miranda Otto (“Homeland”) and Corey Hawkins (“The Walking Dead”) had already signed on to the series, with the latter playing the new lead in Eric Carter; now, we’ve also officially got Teddy Sears on board.
Per a new report from Deadline, the actor (who is currently playing Jay Garrick on “The Flash” over on The CW) has been brought aboard the revival in the role of Keith Mullins, the former second-on-command at the CTU who has now replaced Otto’s Rebecca Ingram as the main person in charge. It’s an exciting role for Sears, who has also appeared recently on Showtime’s “Masters of Sex.” Granted, we still have to figure out if this show is going to happen.
We do definitely understand why Fox has an interest in bringing the show back, given that they are generating some huge ratings at the moment for their “X-Files” revival and nostalgia is all over the place these days. The difference between that show and this one, though, is that the sci-fi series had the benefit of having both David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson back. There is no guarantee that “24” can exist without Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer, given that he dominated the vast majority of airtime.
This reboot will run for twelve episodes in the event that it is picked up, and we’ll have some other news for you as we start to have it come in.
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