24: Legacy: Season 1 (2017)

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24: Legacy

Critics Consensus

24: Legacy offers well-acted escapism, yet this reboot also inherits many of its predecessor's flaws, and an early narrative rut signals a missed opportunity for reinvention.



Critic Ratings: 61


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User Ratings: 208
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Air date: Feb 5, 2017
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Taking place three years after the events of the final season of "24," this spin-off introduces a brand-new cast and features the return of the real-time storytelling technique that made the original series unique. Eric Carter (Corey Hawkins) is a former Army Ranger who led a mission to eliminate Sheik Ibrahim Bin-Khalid, a dangerous terrorist. Upon returning to the U.S., Eric finds out he's being targeted by Bin-Khalid's terrorist organization, so he seeks the help of CTU to protect him and his family. Rebecca Ingram (Miranda Otto), former CTU director and wife to Senator John Donovan (Jimmy Smits), is Eric's main and possibly only ally, considering an underground terrorist network with ties to the American political world make trusting other members of the counter-terrorist unit very dangerous. The first season centers around a race against the clock to stop a terrorist attack in the United States, and sees the return of some familiar faces.


Corey Hawkins
as Eric Carter
Jimmy Smits
as John Donovan
Miranda Otto
as Rebecca Donovan
Dan Bucatinsky
as Andy Shalowitz
Charlie Hofheimer
as Ben Grimes
Coral Pena
as Mariana Stiles
Anna Diop
as Nicole Carter
Teddy Sears
as Keith Mullins
Ashley Thomas
as Isaac Carter
Zayne Emory
as Drew Phelps
Carlos Bernard
as Tony Almeida
Gerald McRaney
as Henry Donovan
Raphael Acloque
as Jadalla Bin Khalid
Bailey Chase
as Thomas Locke
Kathryn Prescott
as Amira Dudayev
Ivo Nandi
as Mikail Dudayev
Kevin Christy
as David Harris
Jennifer Lutheran
as Jennifer Marshall
James Moses Black
as Director Donald Simms
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Critic Reviews for 24: Legacy Season 1

All Critics (61) | Top Critics (23)

Maybe this isn't the time for stereotypes and gunfire. The original 24 came along at precisely the right time, in late 2001. Maybe this 24 should try again later.

Feb 3, 2017 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
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The new 24 benefits greatly from three veteran actors: Miranda Otto ("Homeland") as a risk-taking intelligence officer, Jimmy Smits as her politician husband and Gerald McRaney as the politician's affluent father.

Feb 3, 2017 | Full Review…

As impassive action heroes go, Hawkins is a fine successor to Sutherland.

Feb 2, 2017 | Full Review…

Great cast, and Hawkins is a worthy Jack Bauer successor. But Legacy can be lethargic and loquacious. More action, less talk, will hopefully close out this day.

Feb 2, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

If the story was half as compelling as an average Homeland season, perhaps audiences could overlook the political commentary. But there's little urgency driving the conventional TV action... its stars' personalities are largely drowned out by exposition.

Feb 2, 2017 | Rating: D | Full Review…
Top Critic

Filled with decisions that make no sense and the writers seem entirely uninterested in commenting on real-life issues.

Feb 1, 2017 | Full Review…

There's enough to keep me interested just about and the writers know that. But at the end of the day if you miss Kiefer you miss Kiefer.

Aug 20, 2018 | Full Review…

"24: Legacy" retains all the flaws of the original, and some of its strengths.

May 16, 2018 | Full Review…

For all the addictive cliffhangers, the thing this reboot is most missing is the sense of gravity possessed by the original's best seasons.

Feb 20, 2018 | Full Review…

The action-packed drama strikes a strong balance between the familiar and the new to breathe fresh life into the classic TV franchise. Corey Hawkins... is a worthy enough successor, and we're on board to see where this white-knuckle reboot goes from here.

Feb 3, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for 24: Legacy: Season 1

  • Jun 22, 2017
    The 24 spin-off, 24: Legacy, delivers an exciting and action-packed first season with all of the thrills and intrigue that has come to be expected from the franchise (despite the absence of Jack Bauer). When a group of terrorists wipe out a team of Army Rangers responsible for killing their leader CTU learns that the terrorist's son has planned a series of attacks in retaliation. Set in Washington D.C., and featuring all new original characters (though there is a guest appearance from the original 24) the show tries to be its own thing. Yet it still follows the standard 24 format of concurring subplot that end up intersecting, with betrayals, characters going rogue, and small terrorist plots leading into bigger ones. However, the characters aren't all that compelling or charismatic, having a generic feel to them. And the themes are also fairly generic; not really addressing any specific aspect of terrorism. While it's not quite as gripping as the original series, the first (and only) season of 24: Legacy is entertaining and full of suspense.
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  • May 30, 2018
    This was just an ordinary action drama but mixed with an extra shot of estrogen and limp wristed emotion. Seriously? The moralism spewed by the writers was as subtle as a golden ring in a pig's nose. Come now guys. There are better places to preach your views of socio/political issues.
  • Aug 23, 2017
    Do not this it was the plot that was the problem - It was the actors chosen to pull the plot off that was the mistake.
  • Jul 30, 2017
    I still think without Keifer 24 is just not going to be the same.
  • Jun 01, 2017
    Without Jack Bauer there is nothing to distract form the stupidity of the plot.
  • May 30, 2017
    Social justice claptrap, I wonder if black life matter had written this awful spin off.
  • May 29, 2017
    I'm not sure if it was the character of Eric, Corey Hawkins playing him or both these factors; but the result is the worst, most un-engaging lead character of any tv show I can recall watching. My feeling is maybe Corey Hawkins was the problem, as Eric's brother was far more engaging with far less focus on the characters development. I like the idea of 24 continuing in a similar fashion, but unless they change the lead I wouldn't watch again. What worked so well with the initial series was how engaging Sutherland was as Jack; you cared about the character, you knew he was going to make it but could still believe he was in danger and be on the edge of your seat. The series doesn't have to have Jack Bauer to work, but it either needs a decent lead with an engaging character, or to drop the lead actor and become focused on multiple leads; maybe either a two man strike team or a team almost like the old mission impossible series. Either way, this series was not great. I gave it three stars mainly out of a longing for it to get back to winning ways. Without a decent lead the old tropes of twists and betrayals are less forgivable. The sign posted this person is bad, no we know they will be fine and someone totally unbelievable as a bad guy will prove to somehow be evil. The bad guys will somehow infiltrate ctu which they will clearly have been planning for despite the fact they had no reason to think this would ever be necessary and that by now ctu should definitely be prepared to counter this being possible... You didn't mind the silliness before, because Sutherland made it worth getting through. He made it must watch tv. 24 needs to find a way to get back to that draw without Sutherland, they aren't gonna do that with Hawkins.
  • May 24, 2017
    An average season that I think I liked about as much or more than a few of the weak 24 seasons. Didn't love the first two episodes, but then it averaged out to being decent, and my favorite episode was episode 9. I really hate that it's been placed in The X-Files limbo with Prison Break. I think it could get better! The season finale (hopefully not series finale) also kinda got me, was not expecting it, and am not sure what I think about it, as in whether I like it or not.
  • May 10, 2017
    Good entertainment and fun for 24 fans, but it's so much of the same that it's hard to be be too wrapped up in it.
  • May 10, 2017
    Early promise with some exciting moments but clunky storyline and lack of character development delivers a disappointing trip down memory lane. The last episode feels flaf, like they ran out of ideas and the adrenaline thrill ride spluttered to a halt. A disappointed 24 fanatic who wanted more from this...

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