24: Legacy is not getting a second season. U.S. broadcaster Fox has cancelled the latest entry in the 24 franchise after a single twelve episode season. While the series, starring Corey Hawkins, wont be returning, Fox is not quite done with the franchise.
The network is actively considering an anthology take, which, while retaining the real-time format, would feature a new cast and story-line each season. Fox is understood to be in preliminary talks with Howard Gordon about this new anthological iteration.
Unlike the other series from the 2016-2017 season, which had been either renewed or cancelled by the time of the upfronts a couple of weeks ago, 24: Legacy was left an open question as Hawkins was doing a broadway show and network toppers Gary Newman and Dana Walden wanted a chance to meet with him before making a decision. Even so, a renewal was always considered unlikely given the show’s relatively poor ratings performance, despite being given a big launch-pad behind the Superbowl.
24: Legacy aired on this side of the pond on FOX UK, who landed the show despite keen interest from other UK broadcasters including Sky. The cancellation will be something of a blow for the channel, who have become a more prominent buyer of broadcast series in the past few months; especially as FOX UK has also just said goodbye to fellow Fox imports Prison Break and Shots Fired, after both shows failed to score pick-ups state-side for next season.