Miranda Otto Joins 24: Legacy

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Miranda Otto has joined the cast of 24: Legacy.

Miranda Otto has taken a lead role in 24: Legacy opposite Corey Hawkins

FOX‘s upcoming 24: Legacy pilot has cast Miranda Otto (The Lord of the Rings, War of the Worlds) in a leading role opposite previously announced star Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton). 

24: Legacy has plans to follow Hawkins as Eric Carter, a man with a troubled past who turned his life around in the Army Rangers, becoming a military hero. After settling with his wife Nicole in Virginia, Carter’s past comes back to haunt him and he’s pulled back into action. He eventually asks CTU for help saving his life and stopping what potentially could be one of the largest-scale terror attacks on American soil. Miranda Otto will play the former head of CTU, Rebecca Ingram. Currently married to a senator, Ingram is beginning to reconsider having left the CTU in the first place.

24: Legacy is being produced by 20th Century Fox Television, Imagine Television and Gordon’s Teakwood Lane Productions. The pilot will feature an all-new cast of characters and retain the real-time, pulse-pounding, fast-paced format with split screens and complex interweaving storylines, with each episode representing one hour of an eventful day.

Originally premiering on November 6, 2001, “24” was nominated for a total of 73 Emmy Awards, winning for Outstanding Drama Series in 2006. Over eight seasons, Kiefer Sutherland garnered seven Emmy Award nominations and one win for Outstanding Lead Actor – Drama Series. While the series gained global recognition, Sutherland’s portrayal of the legendary character penetrated the American psyche like no other dramatic television character to become part of the cultural lexicon. The most recent chapter in the franchise, “24: Live Another Day,” was a 12-episode event series that premiered in the summer of 2014 on FOX, reuniting series stars Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Kim Raver and William Devane. The series was both a critical and ratings hit, garnering three Emmy Awards.

Miranda Otto, who has recently been appearing on Showtime’s Homeland, is also slated to play a role on HBO‘s upcoming television reboot of Michael Crichton’s big screen sci-fi classic, Westworld.

24: Legacy is a production of 20th Century Fox Television and Imagine Television in association with Teakwood Lane Productions. Howard Gordon, Brian Grazer, Manny Coto, Evan Katz and Kiefer Sutherland are executive producers. The original series, which had its last American broadcast on May 24, 2010, was created by Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran.

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