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Kiefer Sutherland (24, The Lost Boys) is set to star opposite Boyd Holbrook (Narcos) in a new TV adaptation of the 1993 Harrison Ford movie, The Fugitive.
Sutherland will play Detective Clay Bryce, who is on the hunt for Holbrook’s Mike Ferro, while 24 director Stephen Hopkins is reportedly directing and will executive produce the project which will air on streaming service Quibi sometime next year.
The series will loosely follow the events of the original film (itself based on the 1960s TV series), in which a blue-collar worker wrongfully accused of a heinous crime must attempt to prove his innocence, all the while evading the case’s chief investigator, Bryce.
The synopsis for the new show is as follows:
“When a bomb rips through the Los Angeles subway train he’s riding on, blue-collar Mike Ferro (Holbrook) just wants to make sure his wife, Allison, and 10-year-old daughter, Pearl, are safe. But the faulty evidence on the ground and “tweet-now, confirm-later” journalism paint a nightmarish picture: it looks to all the world that Mike was responsible for the heinous act. Wrongfully—and very publicly—accused, Mike must prove his innocence by uncovering the real perpetrator, before the legendary cop (Sutherland) heading the investigation can apprehend him.”
Detective Clay Bryce who was originally US Deputy Marshall Samuel Gerard (Tommy Lee Jones) in the 1993 film. While Gerard is initially in pursuit of Dr. Richard Kimble (Ford), he figures out that Kimble is trying to catch the real culprit and in the end, they work together.
The deal comes hot on the heels of the announcement of Sophie Turner and Sutherland’s 24 successor Corey Hawkins also joining Quibi for the new thriller series Survive. Turner is set to play a survivor of a plane crash who has to “combat the elements to make it back to civilization”.
The service is slated to launch on April 2020.