It’s a glorious new day – except for U.S. Army Ranger Sergeant Eric Carter. His unit killed terrorist leader Sheik Ibrahim Bin-Khalid. In the aftermath, Bin-Khalid’s followers declared a fatwah against Carter, his squad and their families, forcing them into federal witness protection. But a recent attempt on Carter’s own life makes it clear to him that his team has been exposed.
Now Carter is in for the worst day of his life – and the whole world will be watching as FOX Networks Group launches 24: Legacy in 160 countries around the globe following the series launch on February 5, 2017 on FOX.
24: Live Another Day (Mondays, 9/8C) has been a pleasant surprise for Fox, this summer. Bringing back an even more damaged than ever Jack Bauer has given the network some decent summer ratings and introduced some intriguing new characters as Bauer once more heads off terrorists – this time to ^prevent the deaths of thousands of Londoners.
24 executive producers/writers Evan Katz and Manny Coto spoke with a group of journalists/bloggers on Friday about the series, the challenges presented by the shorter format and how to go out on a shocker, thereby planting the seeds for a possible return for Bauer.
Please note: there is a huge spoiler in this Q&A. If you can’t trust yourself to skip over that part of the Q&A, perhaps you should hold off reading any further until after tomorrow night’s finale.
On Monday, Fox’s event series 24: Live Another Day (Mondays, 8/7C for the premiere, then 9/8C) premieres, bringing Jack Bauer back after an absence of four years. Set in London, Bauer sets out to prevent the first assassination of a standing President of the United States on foreign soil. We see a very different Bauer – and Chloe O’Brian – than we’ve ever seen before and the stakes are higher than ever.
Last week, I had the pleasure of taking part in a conference call Q&A with the Evan Katz and Manny Coto, the writers and Executive Producers of Fox’s event series 24: Live Another Day – after screening the first two episodes. They talked about the changes of circumstance for Jack and Chloe; the genesis of new characters, like Agent Kate Morgan – and the reasons they went with the threat they chose.