‘Straight Outta Compton’s’ Corey Hawkins Lands Lead Role in ’24: Legacy’

By January 25, 2016

We recently reported that 24 would be making a return in a potential new series, 24: Legacy. At the time, we knew that Kiefer Sutherland would not be returning as Jack Bauer and no actors had yet been cast for the pilot of the new show. That has changed as Variety is reporting the lead role of Eric Carter has now been cast.

Corey Hawkins has secured the leading role in 24: Legacy. Hawkins recently appeared in Straight Outta Compton with his breakout role as Dr. Dre. He has also appeared in the current season of The Walking Dead as the Alexandrian, Heath, and is slated to star in Kong: Skull Island.

Hawkins’ role as Eric Carter in 24: Legacy will put him square in the middle of the day’s events. He is an Army Ranger and military hero that has returned to U.S. but trouble is hot on his heels. He will seek out assistance from CTU not only to seek their help in protecting him but in the hopes of stopping a large scale attack.

I’m excited to see what Hawkins brings to this new series and who is up next to be added to the cast! 24 was one of my favorite shows and I’m anxious to see a fresh take. Sure, 24 without Jack Bauer will be a little odd and take some getting used to but I’m ready to give it a chance. No release date has been set as the pilot begins filming this winter.

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Christopher Skalicky
Chris, a film and television junkie, grew up on Star Wars, all things Disney, Stargate SG-1 and a healthy dose of John Wayne. When not thinking about movies he is busy being an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. He will also argue that Surf Ninjas is the greatest movie about surfing ninjas ever made. Tweet him at @Schlick51