Longtime 24 director and executive producer Jon Cassar announced today that he is returning to the franchise and is scheduled to direct half of the episodes for 24: Legacy.
Its official, I'm happy to report I'm returning to the new #24Legacy as a Director/Producer. I'll be directing 6 of the 12 episodes.
— Jon Cassar (@joncassar) July 26, 2016
Cassar is a veteran 24 director, having been involved since the very first season. In total, he’s filmed 62 episodes of the series along with three DVD prequels and the two-hour television movie 24: Redemption. In 2006 he won two Emmys and a DGA Award for his work on the show.
It’s reassuring to know 24: Legacy is in very capable hands. Aside from Jon’s work behind the camera, he was intricately involved in the entire creative process of 24 from casting to scripts and stories. There’s perhaps no one better to help usher in this new installment of 24 than him.
The pilot episode for 24: Legacy (which is all that’s been filmed so far) was directed by Stephen Hopkins who is also expected to return. The series is scheduled to resume production in Atlanta this September.
24: Legacy will premiere Sunday February 5th on FOX, directly after Super Bowl LI. Following episodes will air in the regular time slot, Mondays at 8pm.
Cast members include Corey Hawkins as new lead character Eric Carter, Miranda Otto as former head of CTU Rebecca Ingram, Jimmy Smits as Senator John Donovan, and Teddy Sears as new CTU head Keith Mullins.