‘Homeland’ Star Miranda Otto Joins FOX’s ‘24: Legacy’ Reboot
Earlier this week saw FOX taking a major leap forward on its proposed 24 continuation 24: Legacy, casting The Walking Dead and Straight Outta Compton star Corey Hawkins in a new leading role. Now, meet the series’ female counterpart, as Lord of the Rings alum Miranda Otto jumps from Homeland to 24 for a very familiar role.
Per Entertainment Weekly, 24: Legacy has amusingly fulfilled its casting notice for a “Miranda Otto-type” with Otto herself, coming off a similar counter-terrorism role in Homeland Season 5. This time around, Otto will play Rebecca Ingram, the “blazing smart former head of CTU. Now married to Senator John Donovan (not yet cast), Rebecca is struggling with second thoughts about having left the counterterrorism agency.”
The other day saw Hawkins cast as Eric Carter, former Army Ranger and military hero returning to the U.S. with “trouble that follows him back — compelling him to ask CTU for help in saving his life, and stopping what potentially could be one of the largest-scale terror attacks on American soil.” The character is described as strong and smart, coming from a rough background, as well that “Now back home in Virginia with his wife Nicole, he’s pulled back into action as his past comes looking for him.”
None of the original 24 stars are expected to take part just yet, though Kiefer Sutherland himself is in talks to produce. 24: Legacy will also maintain many of the series distinctive elements, though like Live Another Day, is expected to run for 12 episodes, rather than 24, should it move to series.
Certainly an interesting transition for Otto, but is 24: Legacy looking any more like a worthy successor to Jack Bauer?