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FOX Networks Group to launch '24: Legacy' in more than 160 countries across FOX channels

by jmaloni
Tue, Dec 13th 2016 11:30 am
`24: Legacy`: Corey Hawkins in `24: Legacy.` The new series begins with a two-night premiere event following Super Bowl LI on Sunday, Feb. 5, and will continue Monday, Feb. 6, on FOX. (©2016 Fox Broadcasting Co. photo by Ray Mickshaw)
"24: Legacy": Corey Hawkins in "24: Legacy." The new series begins with a two-night premiere event following Super Bowl LI on Sunday, Feb. 5, and will continue Monday, Feb. 6, on FOX. (©2016 Fox Broadcasting Co. photo by Ray Mickshaw)

Fox Networks Group will air "24: Legacy," the next chapter in the Emmy Award-winning action series from 20th Century Fox Television and Imagine Television, in more than 160 countries, after the show's U.S. premiere Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, on FOX.

The highly anticipated drama will launch on FOX channels across licensed territories in Latin American markets such as Mexico, Brazil, Colombia and Argentina; in Asian markets including Japan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia; and in European and African markets such as the U.K., Greece, Turkey, Bulgaria, and South Africa.

Starring Corey Hawkins ("Straight Outta Compton"), Miranda Otto ("Homeland") and Jimmy Smits ("Sons of Anarchy"), "24: Legacy" chronicles an adrenaline-fueled race against the clock to stop a devastating terrorist attack on U.S. soil - in the same real-time format that has propelled this genre-defining series.

The day-and-date launch of "24: Legacy" across a majority of FOX channels is part of Fox Network Group's established international programming and marketing strategy for viral, high-profile series. FOX is one of the world's most widely distributed entertainment destinations, with channels available in more than 200 countries, including more than 250 million homes outside the U.S.

Fox Networks Group Chairman and CEO Peter Rice said: "The '24' franchise is a true cultural phenomenon and we are excited to allow fans in these 160 countries to experience the next installment all at once. At a time when media is instantaneous and global, viewers around the world will now experience, in real time, the events of this series which invented real-time storytelling."

"24: Legacy" reunites the original series' award-winning producing team of Howard Gordon, Brian Grazer, Manny Coto and Evan Katz; directors Stephen Hopkins and Jon Cassar; and "24" star Kiefer Sutherland, who all serve as executive producers.

Originally premiering on Nov. 6, 2001, "24" was nominated for a total of 73 Emmy Awards, winning for Outstanding Drama Series in 2006. Over eight seasons, Sutherland garnered seven Emmy Award nominations and one win for Outstanding Lead Actor - Drama Series. While the series gained global recognition, Sutherland's portrayal of the legendary character Jack Bauer penetrated the American psyche to become part of the cultural lexicon.

The most recent chapter in the franchise, "24: Live Another Day," a 12-episode event series that premiered in the summer of 2014 on FOX, was both a critical and ratings hit, garnering three Emmy Awards.

Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran created the original series, which had its last American broadcast on May 24, 2010.

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