The heart-pounding counter-terrorism drama “24” is coming back, and the latest trailer for its reboot, starring “Straight Outta Compton’s” Corey Hawkins as former Army Ranger Eric Carter, has just dropped on the show’s official YouTube channel.
While Jack Bauer is not returning to save the world this time, the tense ticking of the series’ iconic time signature, remains. As the trailer puts it – “The Clock Resets.”
Amongst the flash cuts we see explosions, cars, lots of gun cocking and a metal strong box that seems to contain a phone programmed with “activation codes” that will lead to “attacks all over this country.” The split-screen action that helps keep audiences clued in to who is where in the show’s fast-paced realtime plot is also returning, as are the series’ main antagonists: terrorists and people in the government who are helping them.
The Youtube page also adds some further color to the show’s plot outline, stating: “Six months ago in Yemen, an elite squad of U.S. Army Rangers, led by Sergeant Eric Carter… 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 is now exposed.”
The series is set to co-star “Homeland’s” Miranda Otto as former CTU (counter terrorism unit) chief, Rebecca Ingram. Ingram also happens to be married to politician John Donovan (played by “NYPD Blue’s” Jimmy Smitt), a U.S. Senator and presidential hopeful.
As the breathless synopsis puts it: “Together, in this fast-paced thrill ride, Carter and Ingram uncover a sophisticated terrorist network that will force them to ask: ‘Who can we trust?’ As they battle Bin-Khalid’s devotees, they are forced to confront their own identities, families and pasts.”
Also starring Anna Diop, Teddy Sears and Ashely Thomas, “24: Legacy” premieres Feb. 5 on Fox.
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