Samsung VR is the company’s premium portal for 360-degree experiences and the latest comes from FOX and virtual reality (VR) specialist production studio Here Be Dragons in the form of The Raid.
The Raid is a Samsung VR exclusive, serving as the prequel to the highly anticipated 24: LEGACY series premiere episode. Set nine months before 24: LEGACY begins, The Raid puts viewers at the center of a raid led by Lieutenant Eric Carter and his team of Special Forces Soldiers against the compound of terrorist leader Ibrahim Bin-Khalid. Viewers will get to see CTU director Rebecca Ingram, who is directing the mission – the culmination of a decade-long hunt for Bin Khalid.
Fans of the original show be introduced to a new cast and storyline with 24: LEGACY, with the official series synopsis reading: “Six months ago in Yemen, an elite squad of U.S. Army Rangers, led by Sergeant Eric Carter, killed terrorist leader Sheik Ibrahim Bin-Khalid. In the aftermath, Bin-Khalid’s followers declared a fatwah against Carter, his squad and their families, forcing them into federal witness protection. But a recent attempt on Carter’s own life makes it clear to him that his team has been exposed.
“To thwart further attacks, Carter enlists Rebecca Ingram who quarterbacked the raid that killed Bin-Khalid. She’s a brilliant and ambitious intelligence officer who has stepped down from her post as National Director of CTU to support her husband, Senator John Donovan, in his campaign for President of the United States. Decades of sleepless nights and missed anniversaries landed her at the top. With the White House within their grasp, can she truly embrace a new role as First Lady? Or will her love of the action draw her back in?
“Together, in this fast-paced thrill ride, Carter and Ingram uncover a sophisticated terrorist network that will force them to ask: “Who can we trust?” As they battle Bin Khalid’s devotees, they are forced to confront their own identities, families and pasts.”
The Raid was produced by 24: LEGACY Executive Producer Howard Gordon, in partnership with Here Be Dragons. Head on over to the Samsung VR website, or download the app on Gear VR to check it out.
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