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‘Straight Outta Compton’s Corey Hawkins to Star in ’24’ Reboot

‘Straight Outta Compton’s Corey Hawkins to Star in ’24’ Reboot

All of you 24 fans that were sweating the loss of Jack Bauer have a few more things to worry about. Straight Outta Compton star Corey Hawkins has been cast as Eric Carter, the new lead of 24: Legacy—which is a definite win for the show. But, none of the original characters will reprise their roles, and the composition of the show won’t mirror the original real-time episodes format. So basically, it’s an entirely new show, which, even for hardcore fans of the Jack Bauer era, may not be such a bad thing. Hawkins’ character had a rough childhood, a stint in the Army Rangers, and lives a quiet life with his wife Nicole until “he’s pulled back into action as his past comes looking for him.” It sounds like a great new era in suspenseful action television, but only time will tell if it lives up to its predecessor.

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