Corey Hawkins is the next big thing. The actor is starring in the ’24’ reboot, ’24: Legacy,’ which will premiere after the Super Bowl on Feb. 5. Before watching the new series, here’s everything you need to know about Corey. Hint: You’ve definitely seen him before!
1. You probably recognize him from Straight Outta Compton.
Corey’s breakout role was definitely playing Dr. Dre in Straight Outta Compton. He starred alongside Jason Mitchell, Paul Giamatti, and O’Shea Jackson Jr. in the biopic about the beginnings of the group N.W.A. in the early ’90s. Straight Outta Compton was one of the biggest blockbusters of 2016 and one of the most critically-acclaimed movies of the year.
2. He was on one of the most popular TV shows before 24: Legacy.
Corey made his first appearance on The Walking Dead in season 6 as Heath, who is a key character from the comic series. He appeared in 6 episodes.
3. He’s also a Broadway star!
The actor will play Paul in the Broadway revival of Six Degrees of Separation. He’ll be starring alongside Allison Janney and John Benjamin Hickey. The play opens on April 25 for a 15-week run. He previously starred in Broadway’s Romeo & Juliet as Tybalt.
4. In addition to 24: Legacy, he’ll be on the big screen in 2017.
Corey sure is keeping busy in 2017! The first season of 24: Legacy will 13 episodes. You can also catch him in Kong: Skull Island with Brie Larson, Tom Hiddleston, and Samuel L. Jackson. The movie will be released on March 10, 2017.
5. He’s classically trained!
Corey is a graduate of The Juilliard School’s drama program. During his time there, he received the John Houseman Prize, an award given to a student who has show exceptional talent in classical theater.
24: Legacy will premiere Feb. 5 following the Super Bowl. The show’s regular time slot will be Mondays at 10 p.m. ET.
Plus if you need more 24: Legacy in your life, check out the below…
Samsung and FOX will be airing a co-branded promo during the Super Bowl titled “Samsung Galaxy | Feel ‘The Raid.’” The promo showcases “The Raid” VR prequel experience, a prequel to FOX’s new series, “24: LEGACY,” which debuts right after the Super Bowl. The promo will promote both the VR prequel and the television series premiere. In the spot, viewers are transported to the frontlines of a battle unfolding, causing them to nearly fall out of their chairs! We recommend that you and your readers check out “The Raid” before or after the series premiere episode of “24: LEGACY” airing Sunday, February 5, on FOX, to have the full understanding of what happened in the story leading up to the first episode – which you can only get via SamsungGear VR and our Samsung VR service.
This co-branded Super Bowl promo is another example of Samsung and FOX working together and using the power of VR to bring people into the new “24: LEGACY” franchise in a way that has never been done before. In addition to exclusive, ground-breaking VR content, the Samsung and FOX multi-platform partnership will span the entire season of “24: LEGACY” including in-show integration, season-long placements of Samsung devices and more.
The promo can be viewed here.
HollywoodLifers, are you a fan of Corey? Are you going to watch 24: Legacy? Let us know!