24: Legacy Looks Like a Strong Follow-Up to the Original

24: Legacy Looks Like a Strong Follow-Up to the Original

“Why did you have to make us wait until February?” asked an excited audience member at the New York Comic Con 24: Legacy panel this weekend, regarding the show’s premiere date. “Because it’s Super Bowl night!” responded Jimmy Smits, who plays John Donovan, a politician running for President in this brand new spinoff of the popular FOX espionage series, 24. As premiere dates go (February 5th, immediately following the Super Bowl), this one works very well. From what was shown at NYCC, 24: Legacy wastes no time setting up the high stakes of this real-time adventure, all before the first commercial break, and the massive Super Bowl audience should respond well to it. The main protagonist is Eric Carter (Straight Outta Compton and The Walking Dead’s Corey Hawkins), an ex-Army Ranger who is thrust back into danger when he and his old Ranger buddies are targeted by a terrorist organization whose leader they killed. Continue reading…
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