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24 reboot casts its U.S. Senator

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Jimmy Smits (Sons of Anarchy) has joined the cast of Fox’s 24: Legacy drama pilot.

Emmy award winner Smits will play John Donovan, a powerful U.S. Senator with higher political aspirations.

Cast already announced, includes Corey Hawkins, who will lead as military hero Eric Carter who requests the help of CTU in stopping what potentially could be one of the largest-scale terror attacks on American soil. Miranda Otto Teddy Sears and Anna Diop also star in the 24 reboot.

24: Legacy is made by 20th Century Fox TV, Imagine TV and Gordon’s Teakwood Lane Productions, and written by Manny Coto and Evan Katz and directed by Stephen Hopkins.