Trailers For 24: Legacy, Prison Break, Lethal Weapon, Star, Making History and other new FOX shows!
The people over at FOX (US) did their upfront presentation last night to a waiting audience, and then released all the trailers online for the rest of the world to see. You can see a full list of the shows FOX picked up here, but these trailers should be enough to keep you going!
24: Legacy sees the return of CTU, albeit without Jack Bauer. Straight Outta Compton’s Corey Hawkins takes over as lead, playing army ranger Eric Carter, who discovers that events from his last mission have followed him back home. The only way to stop the people after him is to team up with CTU to save his life, and stop a major terrorist attack. It will air in the US in Feb 2017, and i’d be amazed if it doesn’t air at the same time over here on Sky 1.
Prison Break also returns next year, with Michael & Lincoln on opposite sides of the jail bars this time around. The show brings back Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell, Sarah Wayne Callies, Rockmond Dunbar & Robert Knepper, in the event series sequel to the original show.
Making History is one of a number of time-travelling shows to arrive in the new season. This is a comedy from Dads/Family writer Julius Sharpe, with Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the geniuses behind The Lego Movie and Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs serving as exec producers. The shows stars Adam Pally (Happy Endings) as a student, who drags his history professor, played by Yassir Lester (Girls), into the past using his time machine, which is basically a giant duffle bag! Also stars Leighton Meester (Gossip Girl).
From Eli Jorne & Reed Agnew, who were staff writers on the wonderfully weird Wilfred, comes Son Of Zorn, again exec produced by Phil Lord and Chris Miller. Zorn (voiced by Jason Sudeikis – Last Man On Earth) returns to earth after 10 years away at war on his home world of Zephyria to re-connect with his ex-wife (Cheryl Hines – Suburgatory), and his son (Johnny Pemberton – 21 Jump Street). It’s a mix of animation and live-action, and is as odd as it sounds, but extremely funny.
The Mick – ‘It’s Always Sunny’s’ Kaitlin Olson stars as Micky, the hard drinking, foul-mouthed sister to her much wealthier, married, sibling. However, when the police raid the sister’s party and arrest the well-off couple for a federal case, Micky is left to look after 3 bratty, over privileged kids.
APB sees billionaire tech genius Gideon Reeves (Justin Kirk – Weeds, Tyrant) takes control of Chicago’s troubled 13th District after his friend is brutally murdered and bleeds out in his arms. Can Gideon’s new gadgets and toys turn things around for the local police? Comes from the creator of Burn Notice, Matt Nix.
Lethal Weapon sees the return of the classic 80’s buddy cops Riggs & Murtaugh. Clayne Crawford (Leverage, Roswell) takes on the role of Martin Riggs, a slightly crazy ex-Navy SEAL and Texas cop who moves to LA after his wife and baby are killed. He’s partnered with LAPD detective Roger Murtaugh, played by Damon Wayans Sr. (The Last Boy Scout, Damon), who is trying to avoid stress in his life after a ‘minor’ heart attack.
Star comes from Empire co-creator and award winning director Lee Daniels. 3 girls – Jude Demorest (Dallas), Ryan Destiny (Low Winter Sun)& Brittany O’Grady (The Messengers) – start a girl group and try to make it in Atlanta’s cut-throat music business. Also stars Lenny Kravitz, Benjamin Bratt (24: Live Another Day, Law & Order) and Queen Latifah (22 Jump Street, Hairspray).
Shots Fired from Academy Award winning producer Brian Grazer, is an event series examining the dangerous aftermath of racially charged shootings in a small Southern town. The cast includes Helen Hunt, Richard Dreyfuss, Stephen Moyer (True Blood), Sanaa Lathan (Contagion, The Cleveland Show), Stephan James (Selma), Aisha Hinds (Under the Dome) and Tristan Wilds (90210).
The Exorcist is based on William Blatty’s 1971 book, and stars Alfonso Herrera (Sense8), and Ben Daniels (The Hollow Crown, House of Cards) as 2 very different priests dealing with a family’s case of terrifying demonic possession. Also stars Geena Davis.
And finally Pitch, a baseball drama starring Kylie Bunbury (Under the Dome, Tut) as Ginny Baker, the first woman in Major League baseball.
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