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Fox's 24 revival just got a series order

Fox's 24 revival just got a series order

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24: Legacy, Fox's upcoming 24 revival series, has gotten a full series order. Deadline reports that the new show will run for 12 episodes in its first season, half the length of a traditional season of the long-running series, but mirroring the approach taken by 2014's 24: Live Another Day.

Legacy stars Straight Outta Compton's Corey Hawkins and Homeland's Miranda Otto as the two series leads. Hawkins will play Eric Carter, a troubled war veteran whose problems bring him into contact with Otto and the show's Counter Terrorist Unit. Kiefer Sutherland won't be reprising his iconic role as Jack Bauer, but is attached to the project as an executive producer.

The pilot reportedly got strong buzz

That the series has gotten a series order speaks both to the power of 24's global brand and the confidence Fox has in the new series. The pilot that was ordered earlier this year has reportedly gotten strong buzz, so fans can feel confident the series will get off to a good start when it debuts.