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’24: Legacy’ and Lee Daniels’ ‘Star’ Ordered to Series at Fox

Both series will premiere in 2016-17 season

Ahead of its full upfront presentation, Fox has given early series pickups to “24: Legacy” and Lee Daniels‘ new musical drama “Star,” the broadcast network announced Wednesday.

“24: Legacy” is a reboot of Fox’s hit “24” series starring Keifer Sutherland, with a new star leading the franchise.

Starring Corey Hawkins (“Straight Outta Compton”), Miranda Otto (“Homeland”) and Jimmy Smits (“Sons of Anarchy”), the show chronicles a race against the clock to stop a devastating terrorist attack on United States soil – in the same real-time format as the original series.

The show is a production of 20th Century Fox Television and Imagine Television in association with Teakwood Lane Productions. Howard Gordon, Brian Grazer, Manny Coto, Evan Katz and Kiefer Sutherland are executive producers. Coto and Katz wrote the pilot script, which was directed by Stephen Hopkins, who will also serve as executive producer on the pilot and series. The original series was created by Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran.

“Star” follows three talented singers who navigate the cut-throat music business on their road to success, starring three newcomers (Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny and Brittany O’Grady) as the young singers. Queen Latifah and Benjamin Bratt will also star, and the series will feature original music, along with musical fantasy sequences. Lenny Kravitz has set to guest star.

Daniels’ drama is produced by 20th Century Fox Television. Daniels, Tom Donaghy (“The Whole Truth”), Pamela Oas Williams and Effie Brown serve as executive producers. Daniels and Donaghy wrote the pilot script, which was directed by Daniels.

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