Kiefer Sutherland Is to play a private spy in his latest TV series.
The 24 And the Designated Survivor The star is the lead and directing of a previously requested untitled spy drama Basic+ Comes from John Riqua and Glenn Vicara, Who took out the NBC pilot this is us.
It’s Sutherland’s latest small-screen role after a short while on Quibi’s Fugitive, Which premiered in the short-range short-haul service last August.
The series stars Sutherland as a special spy agent James Weir, who finds himself in the midst of a battle to preserve democracy in a world that is inconsistent with misinformation, behavioral manipulation, the state of watch, and the interests that control these extraordinary powers.
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The eight-episode season will be produced by CBS Studios.
Riqua and Ficara who signed a Broadcast deal only with Fox Last October, she wrote feature films including Santa villain And the Jungle excursion And filmmaking including Crazy stupid love. Their next project is a limited series of Apple TV + It shattered With Jared Leto and Anne Hathaway.
They will produce alongside Charlie Gogolac, who co-direct the Ziftig films, and Suzanne Bemel. Designated Survivor Exec producer and co-founder of Management360.
The project also reunited Sutherland with David Nevins, CBS Creative Director and Chairman and CEO of Showtime Networks, who ran Imagine TV when 24 He was in his prime.
“I’ve been impressed with John Requa and Glenn Ficarra’s unique work for some time, and I’m thrilled to be working on this exciting new project with them and with Paramount +,” said Sutherland. “The reunion with David Nevins makes it even more special. I can’t wait to see all of you with this show in 2022.”
“Kiefer Sutherland and the powerful and spirited drama go hand in hand,” added Julie McNamara, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming, Paramount +. “We are delighted with his presence and the mastery of storytellers John Riqua and Glenn Vicara, as he took us on a very personal journey to uncover the truth. We look forward to bringing the latest addition to the service to Paramount + audiences as we continue to expand the series’ original support series roster.”
“From the moment we filmed this thriller, we immediately thought of Kiefer,” Ricwa and Vicara said. “We are excited to be partnering with him, Paramount +, Charlie and Susan to bring this show to life.”
Sutherland is represented by CAA, Management 360, Lichter, Grossman, Nichols, Adler, Feldman & Clark. Riqua and Vicara are represented by the Civil Aviation Authority and attorneys Geoff Frankel and Joel McQueen. Gogolac is represented by the Civil Aviation Authority and attorney David Crintzman.
The series will be distributed internationally by the global distribution group ViacomCBS.