Speaking to Zap2It, FOX CEO Dana Walden explained why the network’s 24 spinoff, 24: Legacy, wont feature Yvonne Strahovski‘s Kate Morgan, the CTU agent introduced in the 2014 event series 24: Live Another Day:
“[Strahovski] did a fantastic job. That’s just not the story that the executive producers came in to pitch us.”
“I think so much of what was exciting to [the creators] is seeing the 12-episode event miniseries, seeing that you can jump a little bit and do it over 12 hours. That’s something we discussed for years and years … I don’t think any of us believe a 24-episode arc, in this day and age, with this type of competition, would be a smart way to go.
“So seeing the 12 episodes they came in to say, OK we see that it lived successfully in that type of arc, now we want to start from scratch. We really didn’t want to revisit characters we’d already explored.