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The executive producers of the new Fox television series "24: Legacy" apologized Thursday for using footage from a terror attack at a Kenya mall that killed 67 people.
The footage from the September 2013 attack on Westgate mall in Kenya's capital was used to depict a fictional terror attack in Egypt in the show's fourth episode, which aired Monday.
They statement said they apologized "for any pain caused »
- the Associated Press
Fox has issued an apology for using footage of the Westgate shopping mall shooting to depict a fictional terrorist attack on Monday’s episode of “24: Legacy.”
A representative from Fox confirmed that the footage was indeed from the 2013 terrorist attack in Nairobi, stressing that the producers “very much regret using it.”
“In episode 4 of ’24: Legacy’ we regretfully included news footage of an attack in Nairobi,” reads a statement from the show’s executive producers, Evan Katz and Manny Coto. “It will be removed from all future broadcasts and versions of the show. We apologize for any pain caused to the victims and their families and are deeply sorry.”
The scene in question took place on the show’s most recent episode, “3:00 Pm – 4:00 Pm,” in which U.S. officials are shown footage from the central villain’s previous terror attacks. They use the video, showing masked gunmen shooting civilians in a mall and crowds »
- Dani Levy
Ricky Church reviews the second episode of 24: Legacy…
As 24: Legacy continued with its second episode, Corey Hawkins still impressed as Army Ranger Eric Carter, but he’s becoming even more of a carbon copy of Jack Bauer with this instalment of the series. ‘1:00 Pm – 2:00 Pm’ was still an enjoyable episode, but unfortunately leaned a bit too much on the usual tropes from of the original series, something I feared might happen with the series premiere.
As the episode progressed, Carter showed the same kind of moral ambiguity and disregard for protocol that Bauer was known for as Carter kidnapped a pair of police officers in order to steal a bunch of evidence money. It’s a little far-fetched to believe he had to go through all that in order to get the terrorists’ cell phone from his former partner. Time is obviously short, but he and »
- Ricky Church
24: Legacy just premiered last night, February 5th. So what's next? Recently, Ep Manny Coto spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about the future of the Fox TV series.The revival stars Corey Hawkins as Eric Carter, an Army Ranger who returns to the United States from the Middle East and finds himself trying to prevent a major terrorist attack. The cast also includes Miranda Otto, Jimmy Smits, Teddy Sears, Dan Bucatinsky, Anna Diop, Ashley Thomas, Charlie Hofheimer, Coral Pena, and Sheila Vand.Read More… »
We had the opportunity to sit with the executive producers of 24: Legacy at New York Comic Con this past fall.
During the discussion they express their feelings on Jimmy Smit's presence being one of his qualifications as President, and share thoughts on the past presidents from other installments of 24.
Co-star Miranda Otto, too, has the weight, intelligence and complexity to bring a natural feel to her role.
But what about Corey Hawkins? They talk about whether he's prepared for 24 mania and the rabid fandom that comes from starring on a TV show versus what he's experienced from his starring turn in Straight Outta Compton.
They also discuss Hawkins' classical training and his grace as a performer, which lends itself to his undeniable charisma.
As to how the audience will compare Hawkins' Eric Carter »
- Carissa Pavlica
Welcome to Remote Controlled, Variety’s podcast series featuring the best and brightest in television, both in front of and behind the camera.
This week’s episode features Variety executive editor of TV Debra Birnbaum in conversation with “24: Legacy” executive producers Manny Coto and Evan Katz, as well as series stars Corey Hawkins and Jimmy Smits.
The show, which premieres this Sunday after the Super Bowl, addresses the question of what happens to American soldiers who’ve participated in raids against terrorism operatives after they return home.
Hawkins plays Eric Carter, a former Army Ranger who participated in the mission to kill Sheik Ibrahim Bin-Khalid, an Osama bin Laden-like leader, and is now living in witness protection — but finds his comrades being picked off one by one by Bin-Khalid’s allies.
“Originally, [the idea] was for another series,” Coto recalled. “Kiefer [Sutherland] wasn’t coming back, so we thought, we’ll make another thriller.” The »
- Dani Levy
The “24”-verse and the real world have always been more alike than some viewers may be comfortable with. The series premiere was originally supposed to include a plane exploding — after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, that particular pilot plot point had to be scrubbed. In the sixth season of “24,” all Muslim Americans had their civil liberties suspended after a rash of suicide bombings. On Friday evening, President Trump signed an executive order prohibiting citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States, even those who had been given refugee status or legal visas.
It was in that atmosphere that the cast and executive producers of “24: Legacy,” Fox’s expansion of the Jack Bauer cinematic universe, descended on New York for their premiere. The new installment of the franchise centers around Eric Carter (Corey Hawkins), a recently returned Army Ranger who finds himself the target of a terrorist plot.
“Without giving any spoilers, as »
- Oriana Schwindt
Fox is bringing the trademark “24” ticking-clock sound effect to Amazon’s voice-activated Echo devices, in a unique promo with the ecommerce giant ahead of the premiere of the franchise’s “24: Legacy” reboot.
Beginning Monday, Jan. 30, Amazon Echo users will be able to select the action-drama franchise’s reverberating “plink-plink” audio mnemonic as a personalized alarm tone for Alexa. “24: Legacy” premieres Feb. 5 immediately after Super Bowl Li on Fox.
On Super Bowl Sunday, “24: Legacy” and the Alexa alarm tie-in will be featured on Amazon’s homepage in the top-center rotating carousel. That also will promote the availability of the show for purchase on Amazon Video, as well as the eight prior seasons of “24” streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
In addition, starting Wednesday, March 1, Fox and Amazon will launch the “24: Legacy Daily Mission,” a series of custom 24-second challenges designed to test users’ mental and physical abilities (like quizzes or jumping jacks). Naturally, there »
- Todd Spangler
Chris Longo Feb 16, 2017
CTU has a new hero. Here are some spoiler-free thoughts on Fox's new reboot, 24: Legacy, which arrived in the UK last night...
As cynical and sick of franchises, reboots, revivals, and remakes as we are or pretend to be in the comments section (everyone seemed pretty stoked about Rogue One), audiences are smart enough to know that Hollywood won’t budge on this trend anytime soon. They’ll shake every last dollar they can get out of the Revival Era as long as we keep our sticky fingers on our smartphones, tablets, and remotes.
Harp on about the quality of shows coming back after long absences, but when you see The X-Files, Fuller House, and Gilmore Girls all reconnect with their fan bases in a meaningful way, it’s clear that certain shows are built for this, »
A selection of new TV promos have arrived on this week, giving us a look at the upcoming shows Beyond, Trial & Error, 24: Legacy, Chicago Justice, along with the second seasons of Billions and The Magicians; check them out here…
“Beyond” is a one-hour drama about Holden, a young man who wakes up from a coma after 12 years and discovers new abilities that propel him into the middle of a dangerous conspiracy. Now Holden must try and figure out what happened to him during those 12 years; how to survive a world that changed while he was gone; and answer the question, why did this happen to him?
Trial & Error is your new weekly addiction. A serialized murder-mystery comedy from Jeff Astrof (Ground Floor, Friends) and Matt Miller (Forever, Chuck), this documentary-style single-camera series goes into the heart of a quirky, small Southern town to follow the arrest and murder trial »
- Amie Cranswick
In the past, Idw has found much success with a variety of series tied to properties originating in television and video games. Whether it be G.I. Joe, Silent Hill, or Metal Gear Solid, they’ve offered something for just about anybody. And seeing as how this isn’t their first rodeo involving 24, it only makes sense continuing that proud tradition.
Perhaps this five-part limited series will make the new Fox show an easier sell. After all, when one becomes attached to Kiefer Sutherland’s Jack Bauer for so long, getting used to another character may take some time. Seeing as how newcomer Eric Carter’s background will be detailed in this project, »
- Eric Joseph
Why is Tony Almeida returning for 24: Legacy but not Chloe? Recently, creators Manny Coto and Evan Katz discussed the upcoming Fox series reboot, TVLine reports.Earlier this month, we reported Carlos Bernard will reprise his 24 role as Tony for the new drama, which also stars Corey Hawkins, Ashley Thomas, Miranda Otto, Teddy Sears, Anna Diop, Tiffany Hines, and Jimmy Smits.Read More… »
A new trailer for 24: Legacy has been released, further showcasing the plight of Corey Hawkins’ ex-Army Ranger Eric Carter as terrorists attempt to kill him and fulfill an attack against America. The trailer also shows the return of Tony Almeida, played by Carlos Bernard in the original 24, as he’s recruited from prison to help stop the new attack.
Tony’s appearance in Legacy only further connects the reboot to the original series and one has to wonder how long it may be until Keifer Sutherland reprises his famous role as Jack Bauer for 24: Legacy, assuming he ever does, or if Mary Lynn Rajskub will also return as hacker Chloe O’Brien.
Are there any other original 24 characters you’d like to see in Legacy? Let us know in the comments below…
The clock ticks again with 24: Legacy, the next evolution of the Emmy Award-winning “24.” From Emmy »
- Ricky Church
For the thousandth time, no, Jack Bauer will not be a part of Fox’s upcoming 24: Legacy event series (premiering Sunday, Feb. 5 after the Super Bowl) — but at least one familiar face will be.
Videos24: Legacy: Watch New Extended Trailer
As previously reported, Carlos Bernard will reprise his role as Tony Almeida in the midseason series. An original 24 cast member, Bernard (after a “one day” absence) last co-starred in Season 7, then appeared in the DVD extra 24: Solitary, where it was revealed that the morally compromised former CTU agent had been sentenced to life in solitary confinement. Tony, »
You can expect at least one familiar face on 24: Legacy. Recently, executive producer Manny Coto spoke to EW about the return of Tony Almeida on Fox's upcoming reboot series.Almeida, played by Carlos Bernard, appeared in the original 24 series. The reboot stars Corey Hawkins as Eric Carter, a soldier who returns to the U.S. from the Middle East and finds himself trying to prevent a massive terrorist attack. The cast also includes Ashley Thomas, Miranda Otto, Teddy Sears, Anna Diop, Tiffany Hines, and Jimmy Smits.Read More… »
15 items from 2017
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