Kiefer Sutherland is no longer a part of the planned 24 series, and now with a spot to fill a Latino or African-American could be the new lead in the spy drama 24:Legacy.
According to recent reports, Sutherland—who was the star of and originally made the 9 year series which ran from 2001 to 2010—is no longer returning to the show for its remake so the powers that be at FOX want the role left opened to be filled by an African-American or Latino Actor.
Executives of the developing series have mentioned that they open to the idea of a Latino actor coming on board for the series because they want a lead role to be completely different from the show’s original spy Jack Bauer. Also, the idea of presenting a show with a diverse cast is their initial effort because they want the reboot to feel different with some distinction from the original series.
“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,” said FOX, in a released press statement.
Although casting is still pending and filming has not yet begun, the reboot series is set to follow a military hero named Eric Carter upon his return to the United States. However, Carter’s return home isn’t avoidant of danger since trouble from his former operation has returned home with him. It’s the trouble from his former operation that leads Carter to the Counter Terrorist Unit for both protection and to take up missions to prevent a possible wide terrorist attack in the country.
For the series return, original producers Howard Gordon, Evan Katz and Manny Coto will be taking up the helm of the highly anticipated 24:Legacy.
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