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Fox debuts tense 24: Legacy virtual reality prequel The Raid

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Just under a month shy of the 24: Legacy premiere, Fox has partnered with Samsung to bring eager fans one step closer into the world of the spinoff.

The network announced Monday it is “breaking the barriers of traditional linear television” by launching The Raid, an exclusive 360-degree virtual reality prequel to the upcoming reboot ahead of the series premiere.

By using Samsung Gear VR devices, powered by Oculus on a variety of the tech company’s smartphone devices, viewers will be introduced to Legacy‘s new cast and storyline, which follows Lieutenant Eric Carter (Corey Hawkins) as he navigates a treacherous, action-packed raid in Yemen. Homeland‘s Miranda Otto also makes her debut as part of the 24 family in the prequel, playing Rebecca Ingram, a former head of the Counter Terrorism Unit in Washington, D.C.

The original 24 series premiered in 2001, starring Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer, an ace CTU operative, though the actor will not be returning for Legacy‘s new episodes. (Sutherland is currently starring in ABC’s Designated Survivor.)

The Raid was produced by 24: Legacy executive producer Howard Gordon (Homeland, 24: Live Another Day), in partnership with Here Be Dragons, and is exclusively streaming here on Samsung VR.

24: Legacy premieres immediately following the Sunday, Feb. 5 broadcast of Super Bowl LI. The two-night premiere will continue in the series’ regular timeslot on Monday, Feb. 6 at 8 p.m. ET.

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