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24: Legacy: Season 1 (2017)

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Critic 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.

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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.

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Corey Hawkins
as Eric Carter
Jimmy Smits
as John Donovan
Miranda Otto
as Rebecca Donovan
Dan Bucatinsky
as Andy Shalowitz
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
Oded Fehr
as Naseri
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 (56) | Top Critics (22)

Hawkins is so far looking like a very credible and in fact rather more athletic hero, energetically communicating the urgency of the situation without careering into melodrama.

February 15, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Fox's real-time thriller 24 is back without Jack Bauer, but with a compelling new combatant in the war against terror in former Army Ranger Eric Gardner (Corey Hawkins from Straight Outta Compton).

February 9, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

These days, it's hard to be too certain about anything, but 24 is reassuringly still the series it always has been.

February 6, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Hawkins is capable enough as the series' new man of action, but the whole enterprise seems pretty played out at this point.

February 6, 2017 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

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.

February 3, 2017 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

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.

February 3, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for 24: Legacy: Season 1

½

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.

DannM.

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