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Fox Gives Series Orders to Dramas ’24: Legacy’ and ‘Star’

Two New Scripted Pick-Ups for 2016-17

Fox has greenlit its first two new scripted dramas for next season, “24: Legacy,” which is the next chapter in the long-running action series, and “Star” from “Empire” creator Lee Daniels. “24 Legacy,” told in the same real-time format as the parent series, chronicles an adrenaline-fueled race against the clock to stop a devastating terrorist attack on United States soil. It stars Corey Hawkins (“Straight Outta Compton”), Miranda Otto (“Homeland”) and Jimmy Smits (“Sons of Anarchy”), and comes from Howard Gordon (“Homeland,” “24: Live Another Day”), Brian Grazer (“A Beautiful Mind,” “24”), writers and executive producers Manny Coto and Evan Katz (“24,” “24: Live Another Day”), director and executive producer Stephen Hopkins (“24”).\, and executive producer and original series star Kiefer Sutherland.

In “Star,” three talented singers navigate the cut-throat music business on their road to success. It stars newcomers Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny and Brittany O’Grady as the young singers, plus Queen Latifah (“Bessie”) and Benjamin Bratt (“24: Live Another Day,” “Law & Order”). The series will feature original music, along with musical fantasy sequences, as the girls dream of their future. The series will also feature guest star Lenny Kravitz (“Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” “The Hunger Games”).

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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