The Designated Survivor actor is set to headline an untitled espionage drama newly ordered to series at Paramount+.
Sutherland will star in the eight-episode series as James Weir, a private espionage operative in the midst of a battle over the preservation of democracy, in a world at odds with misinformation, behavioral manipulation, the surveillance state and the interests that control these extraordinary powers.
Speaking in an interview about the new series, Sutherland said:
“I’ve been an admirer of John Requa and Glenn Ficarra’s unique body of work for some time, and I’m thrilled to be working on this exciting new project with them and Paramount+.
Reuniting with David Nevins makes it all the more special. I can’t wait to see you all with this show in 2022.”
Sutherland is best known for his award-winning role as agent Jack Bauer in 24, for which he earned a Golden Globe Award, an Emmy Award, and two SAG Awards.
He also played President Tom Kirkman in the hit drama series Designated Survivor, which was revived at Netflix following its ABC cancellation.
Sutherland is coming off a one-season run in The Fugitive, a forgettable series adaptation of the 1993 film that streamed on the now-defunct video platform Quibi.
Sutherland also served as an executive producer on the new series with John Requa, Glenn Ficarra and Charlie Gogolak (This Is Us), as well as Suzan Bymel, who previously exec-produced Designated Survivor with Sutherland.