‘24: Legacy’ Cancelled; Anthology Series Being Considered

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The clock has stopped ticking on Fox’s 24: Legacy.

The network has chosen not to new the rebooted series for a second season, the result of dwindling ratings as the first season progressed. The Corey Hawkins-starring 24: Legacy began with an average 17.6 million viewers in the U.S., thanks to Fox’s decision to launch the season in the coveted post-Super Bowl slot. By the end of the season, U.S. viewership numbers had dropped to 6.3 million.

THR states that producer Howard Gordon flew to the U.S. with a pitch in an effort to save the series, but nothing materialised.

While 24: Legacy may be no more, don’t expect the franchise to be done. Fox is looking at how to continue on the 24 brand, and an anthology series could be the answer.

The report also reveals that Fox is in talks with the franchise’s producers, which includes Gordon and Brian Grazer, to develop an anthology take on the show’s real-time storytelling concept. Each run would focus on a different story and different characters, with the overall format kept across the board.

There’s no word as to whether Kiefer Sutherland could reprise his role as Bauer in the future. The actor, who was executive producer on 24: Legacy, last month had his ABC drama Designated Survivor renewed for a second season.

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