After his breakout performance in the hit film Straight Outta Compton, actor Corey Hawkins is going from the rough streets of Compton to the action packed world of 24.

Fox announced today that Hawkins will has signed on as the male lead in 24: Legacy pilot.

The 24: Legacy pilot was written by 24 veterans Manny Coto and Evan Katz and directed by Stephen Hopkins.

The new pilot centers on Eric Carter, played by Hawkins, and chronicles his return to the U.S. and the trouble that follows him back – compelling him to ask CTU for help in saving his life, and stopping what potentially could be one of the largest-scale terror attacks on American soil.

Coming from a very rough background, Carter turned his life around in the Army Rangers but now, back home in Virginia with his wife Nicole, he’s pulled back into action as his past comes looking for him.

So far, original 24 star Jack Bauer will not appear in the upcoming pilot and is not involved with the series at all.

What makes this version of 24 different is that not only will there be a Jack Bauer like new character, but there will also be a female lead who is described as a woman with a long history at the agency and former head of CTU.

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