Earlier this month, it was revealed that Kiefer Sutherland’s Jack Bauer would not be the main character of 24′s reboot. However, it has been announced that Straight Outta Compton’s Corey Hawkins, will be undertaking the main role for the 12-episode series.
Hawkins will be playing Eric Carter, a war veteran returning to the US with challenges that will test him. The series will also have a leading female character, with Australia’s Miranda Otto also revealed today to be a part of the series. Otto was most recently seen in Homeland.
Apart from Straight Outta Compton, Hawkins has been doing very well for himself, undertaking a recurring role in The Walking Dead and starring in the upcoming King Kong prequel, Skull Island.