Fox's '24' Reboot is Now Filming in Atlanta

Fox's 24: Legacy to film in Atlanta, Georgia this summer.

Georgia's film industry is booming. Nearly every week another major TV show is ramping up production in the ATL or Savannah, Georgia. With so many TV shows, movies, web-series, and reality shows filming at one time, Georgia has quickly gone from the Peach State to the Film State. And now another hit TV series is headed to Georgia. According to Tour Georgia Film, Fox's 24 reboot is going to film in Atlanta, Georgia starting this August. In case you haven't heard, the reboot of the iconic action series has cast Straight Outta Compton breakout Corey Hawkins in the leading role. Taking over for previous series star Kiefer Sutherland, Hawkins will play an entirely new character named Eric Carter in 24: Legacy. “Strong and smart, Eric came from a very rough background and turned his life around in the Army Rangers,” reads the official description. “Now back home in Virginia with his wife Nicole, he’s pulled back into action as his past comes looking for him.” Carter will team up with the Counter Terrorist Unit to try and prevent an attack on American soil. None of the original 24 cast is expected to appear in the new version, which Fox ordered to pilot earlier this month. Unlike the first version of the series, where Jack Bauer (Sutherland) was basically a lone wolf lead character for nine seasons, the new 24 also has strong features a female co-lead role. If given a series order, 24: Legacy will also play looser with the show’s original “real time” format, which 12 episodes instead of 24. It's important to point out that Hawkins is no stranger to Atlanta, Georgia as the actor previously worked on the hit Atlanta filmed TV series The Walking Dead. Stay tuned for casting calls, job opportunities, and entertainment news by signing up for our free newsletter. Via TourGeorgiaFilm Related: What do you think? Share with us your thoughts in the comments below.