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NBC isn't the only network trying to make it 2006 again through science or magic. At the TCAs today, Fox announced it would be bringing back two of its biggest Bush-administration hits in new forms. 24 will be revived as 24: Legacy, a new pilot the network has ordered that follows a new generation of agents at the Counter Terrorism Unit. The series will continue the same real-time format as the original 24, telling the story of "a military hero’s return to the U.S. and the trouble that follows him back." According to Fox head Dana Walden, the sequel series will explore contemporary themes like "sleeper cells and [terror organizations] radicalizing Americans." No leads have yet been cast, and the network says that, should the pilot go to series, characters from the first 24 may pop up eventually. Prison Break, meanwhile, will return as an "event series," with original leads »
- Nate Jones
Fox is pushing forward with a soft reboot of its real-time action series "24," which plans to adopt the same structure and style of the earlier show but with a brand new cast. Details were announced by the network at the Television Critics Association press tour, where Fox brass confirmed that series stalwart Kiefer Sutherland will not be a part of the cast. That may come as a surprise considering the 2014 event series "24: Live Another Day" scored rave reviews.
24: Legacy will instead “revolve around a military hero’s 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.”
The hero is a twenty-something named Eric Carter, who is described in the pilot script as an African American, but according to Deadline »
- Gem Seddon
Remember back in September, when TVLine reported that "24" vet Xander Berkeley would be joining The Walking Dead in an unspecified role in the second half of Season 6 (which begins Feb. 14)? Now we can exclusively reveal whom he’ll be playing — and, in short, his character is bad news.
The veteran actor will be bringing to weaselly life Gregory, who, according to Robert Kirkman’s comic-book source material, is the leader of the Hilltop Colony, a coward to the core and a total nightmare for Maggie and Rick. Just how awful is the villain? »
3 items from 2016
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