“We have plans,” executive producer Evan Katz told TVLine in the below video when asked point-blank about Mary Lynn Rajskub‘s beloved tech goddess possibly making an appearance in the forthcoming Fox reboot. “Right now, our clear priority is [establishing] these new characters, and have the audience build a relationship with them. But we have some surprises planned.”
24: Legacy centers on a former Army Ranger (played by The Walking Dead‘s Corey Hawkins) who, upon returning to the U.S., turns to the CTU for help in saving his life. “The premise of the season is based on a real story about the guys who took out Osama bin Laden,” explains fellow EP Manny Coto. “It struck us as a fascinating [introduction] for a character who participated in a huge mission to take out a terrorist leader and then had to go back to his normal life. And then what would happen if [someone] started killing off the members of his team one by one? He’s the one who realizes this and goes on a large quest to find out why this is happening.
“It was a way to start fresh [with a] brand new character — a character that is not Jack Bauer,” Coto adds. “Jack Bauer was a seasoned agent. This character is not. This character is soldier who is not used to this world of espionage.”
24: Legacy will debut after Super Bowl 51 on Sunday, Feb. 5, before settling into its regular Monday-at-8 pm time slot the following night.
Press PLAY below to watch my interview with Katz, Coto, Hawkins and co-star Miranda Otto (shot last month at Comic-Con), and then hit the comments with your thoughts about a possible Chloe guest stint.