Fox is moving ahead with a new version of “24,” with Kiefer Sutherland sitting out this round. EW.com reports that the network ordered a pilot for the remake, which will have an all-new cast. Sutherland, meanwhile, has moved on to a new ABC thriller, “Designated Survivor.”
The “24” producers are looking for an African-American actor to play the lead role in “24: Legacy,” the story reports. Original producers Howard Gordon, Manny Coto and Evan Katz are on board as executive producers.
EW adds: “The ’24’ reboot is about a military hero, ‘Eric Carter,’ who returns to the U.S. and the trouble that follows him back — compelling him to ask the Counter Terrorist Unit for help in saving his life, and stopping what potentially could be one of the largest-scale terror attacks on American soil.”