FOX has cancelled ’24: Legacy,’ the spin-off of the long-running hit ’24’ starring Corey Hawkins.
Not all hope is lost, however. The network and studio 20th Century Fox Television are exploring future iterations of ’24’ — possibly as an anthology built around the real-time storytelling format of the original series.
Fox has aggressively pursued revivals of several of its classic dramas in recent years. Although its recent “X-Files” event series ranked as one of the 2015-16 season’s most watched series, “24: Legacy” and Fox’s “Prison Break” revival fared poorly. In Nielsen live-plus-seven numbers, “24: Legacy” averaged a 2.1 live-plus-seven rating in the 18-49 demo, ranking it 34th among all broadcast series for the season.
In her review of “24: Legacy” for Variety, Maureen Ryan wrote, “24: Legacy” takes all those basics and executes them with rote diligence, without adding anything in the way of inspiration or relevance (unless you count the occasional appearance of drones). Many of the elements added or altered in this incarnation of the franchise are forgettable at best and questionable at worst. All in all, this generally clunky reboot serves as reminder of just how much “24” owes the gravelly voice and dependable charisma of Kiefer Sutherland, who serves as an executive producer but does not star.“
We didn’t hear much about this show since it’s initial announcement, so we’re not at all surprised by this cancellation.