The clock has run out for FOX’s reboot of the real-time thriller 24.
The network has decided to cancel 24: Legacy which saw Corey Hawkins lead an all new cast in an attempt to revive one of their biggest hit series.
Originally the concept for Legacy had been developed as a thriller based on the team of Navy SEALs who killed Osama bin Laden. 24 producers and Legacy creators Manny Coto and Evan Katz wanted to explore what would happen if one of those soldiers was forced into witness protection after he’s returned home to find himself now the target but ultimately realized the concept could be energized by injecting it with the real-time format.
Legacy followed military hero Eric Carter (Hawkins) after he returned home from a successful mission to terminate a major terrorist to find himself and his family are now being targeted. With long-time 24 director Jon Cassar, who polished the style and tone set in the first season and directed some of the original series’ biggest and best episodes at the helm, Legacy managed to capture the same pulse-pounding feel and flavor as the original series but it wasn’t enough.
After the series launched on February 5th in the prime post-Super Bowl slot on the network, the series averaged 17.6 million viewers with a 6.1 rating among adults 18-49 The 12-episode series then wrapped with 6.3 million total viewers and a 1.7 in the demo — with seven days of DVR.
Coto spoke to The Hollywood Reporter, admitting the network wanted the ratings to be higher but added that he was optimistic the series would get a second season before he revealed where Legacy could have gone in the future:
“We all know where we want to take the next season. I could say pretty confidently that it would probably be Eric [Carter] as a CTU agent, and my guess is it would be in a place that’s not necessarily the U.S. As a young agent, he’s stuck somewhere. He’s not getting the choicest assignments. It might be fun [to focus on] someone in some backwater CTU station who ends up stumbling on a larger plot that could bring down the country. My feeling for next season would be something where the country is at stake in a large way. It involves Jimmy Smits and the country and his presidency. It would hopefully go big, and be more along the lines of Live Another Day, and be larger than life and still explore relationships, like Eric and his wife. Are they still together? Are they not?”
24 fans may still be in luck though, as the network is developing an anthological take on the franchise with 24 producers Howard Gordon and Brian Grazer. Sources close to the production revealed to the outlet that Gordon met with FOX in April and early May in an effort to revive 24, which included a pitch to save Legacy.
New Comic Book Shows That Are Coming In 2017-2018
The current TV season is pretty much done as several comic book and superhero TV shows have concluded their respective seasons. All the comic book shows that aired this year will be back for the new TV season with The CW’s The Flash, Supergirl, Riverdale, iZombie, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, with ABC bringing Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. back for another season and FOX giving Gotham and Lucifer another go.
FX is also bringing back their new comic book TV hit series with Legion while AMC is bringing back The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead for new seasons, along with their new Vertigo hit Preacher. While the comic book TV landscape is already epic in scope, it’s only going to get bigger next year. The 2017-2018 television season is going to be one of the biggest seasons of all time for comic book adaptations for both DC and Marvel.
To make it a bit easier to keep up with what is coming out next season, we have put together a perfect guide of what new comic book shows are coming to the silver screen. The shows that we have listed are those that have officially been picked up to series and been guaranteed a slot for the 2017-2018 TV season, for both broadcast television, cable and streaming services.
Several of these new comic book shows, while picked up to series, are still in the process of casting their leads as well as getting official premiere dates set. Hit the NEXT button below and let’s go through all the new exciting comic book and superhero television shows that are coming from DC and Marvel.