Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer is not returning to the Fox's action drama series "24". The show's new season, "24: Legacy" is not a reboot of Jack Bauer's story but rather it will feature a new hero, Eric Carter to be played by Corey Hawkins.
Eric Carter, ScreenRant reported, is an ex-Army ranger and is described as strong and smart at the same time. His plans of early retirement with his lovely wife, Nicole Carter (Anna Diop), were cut short when he chose to stop a potential terrorist attack in the United States.
According to TV Line, "24: Legacy" is based on a true story. It is about the guys who are responsible for taking out Osama Bin Laden.
Executive producer Evan Katz revealed that they do have plans to bring some of the old characters back in "24: Legacy" but as for now, the priority of the show is to establish "these new characters, and have the audience build relationship with them." Katz added, "But we have some surprises planned."
But how will Carter measure up against Bauer? We all know that Jack Bauer is a seasoned agent. He is all too familiar with the world of espionage. As for Carter, he is a soldier, a good one at that, but the world of espionage is new to him.
Maybe it is part of Carter's charm - someone who is just doing his job was suddenly thrust to the world that is unknown to him. If the goal behind "24: Legacy" is for Eric Carter to connect to the audience, I think his character is going to be successful in doing that.
Other cast of "24: Legacy" will include Miranda Otto, playing the role of Rebecca Ingram who is the former head of CTU and Charlie Hofheimer who plays the role Marcus Grimes, another ex-Army Ranger, Carter's former partner who now suffers from PTSD.