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24 Spin-Off "24: Legacy" Gets A Prequel Comic From IDW In April


With Donald Trump taking office at the end of this week, the time is ripe for a reboot of Dick Cheney's favorite gratuitous torture porn show, 24. Called 24: Legacy, the spin-off will star a brand new Jack Bauer, this time named Eric Carter, played by Corey Hawkins, but will still feature basically the same plot as every season of the original did. This time around though, for variety, the villains will be someone other than Muslim terrorist threats. Haha, just kidding, it's about Muslim terrorists again. Wikipedia has a synopsis of the show:

After leading a mission to eliminate terrorist leader Sheik Ibrahim Bin-Khalid, Eric Carter (Corey Hawkins), returns to the U.S. and finds out that he and his squad mates are targeted for assassination in retaliation for Bin-Khalid's death. With nowhere else to turn, Carter asks CTU to help him save his life while also stopping one of the largest-scale terror attacks on American soil. The events will take place three years after the events in 24: Live Another Day and is set in Washington, D.C.

But in case eleven episodes of excruciating cliffhangers before one final episode with any kind of resolution isn't enough for you, IDW will be publishing a prequel comic by Christopher Farnsworth and Antonio Fuso, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Called 24: Legacy – Rules of Engagement, the five issue comic will "fill out the backstory of Eric Carter, the lead of the new TV series, by showing his experience in Iraq and Washington, D.C., before he became a national hero (and, subsequently, a hunted man) for killing a terrorist leader in the Middle East."

The comic is set to hit stores in April.

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