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Miranda Otto Joins ’24: Legacy’ as Female Lead

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“Homeland” star Miranda Otto has joined “24: Legacy” as Rebecca Ingram. Deadline describes the character as “the blazing smart former head of CTU… [who], now married to Senator John Donovan, is struggling with second thoughts about having left counterterrorism agency.”

The “24” spinoff, “Legacy,” will follow a young, male operative named Eric Carter (“Straight Outta Compton’s” Corey Hawkins) and Otto’s Ingram. A former Army Ranger, Carter is pulled back into action when is past comes looking for him. He eventually turns to CTU for help in saving his life and stopping a large-scale terrorist attack.

The intent is to launch as a limited-run series, similar to “Live Another Day,” but an earlier report contends there’s a possibility of a longer-term project. While original “24” star Kiefer Sutherland has previously said he will not return to the series, Howard Gordon, Manny Coto and Even Katz will be back to executive produce. Emmy Award winner Stephen Hopkin will direct the greenlit pilot episode.

Fox has so far only ordered a pilot for the project, which is intended to play out over 12 episodes, like 2014’s “24: Live Another Day.”

Comments

  • JasonTodd

    I’m glad FEMALE LEAD was specified. Otherwise I’d have assumed she was up for the male lead.

  • JasonTodd

    I’m glad FEMALE LEAD was specified. Otherwise I’d have assumed she was up for the male lead.

  • Jericho mwila

    HI am glad Corey Hawkin s willmbe in it wen is it out?/?//??///

  • Brandon

    Not really 24 then is it. Just a show using the CTU organization to try and promote its concept of diversity. Just another attempt to imprint diversity over top of an already successful series/movie/concept hat was successful with a white male lead. Now they have to try and make people believe that a women and an American-African man would be just as heroic and bad ass as Jack Bauer. If this show makes it past pilot, I do not see it doing so well in the ratings, without Kiefer.