Back to IndieWire

Corey Hawkins Is Fox’s Choice for the Starring Role in its ’24’ Reboot

Corey Hawkins Is Fox's Choice for the Starring Role in its '24' Reboot

Corey Hawkins (“The Straight Outta Compton,” “The Walking Dead”) has landed the starring role in FOX’s “24: Legacy,” a new series installment of the Emmy Award-winning franchise most recently revived as the event series “24: Live Another Day,” it was announced today by Fox Television Group.

The pilot will feature an all-new cast of characters and retain the real-time, fast-paced format with split screens and interweaving storylines, with each episode representing one hour of an eventful day.

The project will revolve around Cory Hawkins as a military hero named Eric Carter, who returns to the U.S. with some 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.

A couple of weeks ago, it was announced that that the starring role was conceived as an African American man, but there was no word on what actors were being considered.

Kudos to Mr Hawkins! 

I’m sure Fox knows that it’s found *some* success with new series starring black characters, and continues to build on that, with even more new series starring black actors. 

Originally premiering on November 6, 2001, the most recent chapter in the franchise, “24: Live Another Day,” was a 12-episode event series that premiered in the summer of 2014 on FOX, reuniting series stars Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Kim Raver and William Devane. Gbenga Akinnagbe also co-starred. The series was both a critical and ratings hit, garnering three Emmy Awards.

This Article is related to: Television and tagged