Actor Bailey Chase who played CTU’s head of field ops Thomas Locke in 24: Legacy has provided a brief update regarding the future of the show in his Facebook Live chat today.
“There was rumored to be a big meeting last week with all of the powers that be, and I haven’t heard anything definitive. Hopefully it comes back, because the fans deserve it. 24 is just an awesome concept and show and I think it deserves another chance.”
Later in the chat he said “I don’t know anything on [the fate of] 24: Legacy. The deadline I believe is the end of this month. So one way or the other, we will know in the next few weeks.”
Fox announced their upcoming Fall and midseason lineup two weeks ago, but postponed a decision on 24: Legacy in order to meet with executive producer Howard Gordon and “get a sense of potential next creative steps.” Bailey’s comments seem to indicate that creative meeting has now taken place.
Fox had also delayed a decision on five of their pilots until after the upfronts in order to meet with the producers of those shows. The network ended up passing on all five of them last week, according to Deadline. It sounds like 24 was part of that same round of meetings in Los Angeles last week.
Also happening last week, the 24: Legacy sets were dismantled at Atlanta Metro Studios.
So now that producers have pitched their ideas for a potential second season of 24: Legacy to the network executives, we await the official decision. The actors contracts expire in just a few weeks, so a decision must be made fairly soon if their goal is to retain any talent.
The Fox TCA Summer 2017 Press Tour occurs on August 8th, that should be the absolute latest we find out.