Kiefer Sutherland's next TV show confirmed after Designated Survivor's Netflix axe

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Designated Survivor star Kiefer Sutherland has signed on for his first project since Netflix announced it wasn't renewing the political thriller series for a fourth season back in July.

According to TV Line, the 52-year-old is set to appear in an updated version of The Fugitive, where he'll play a "legendary" detective named Clay Bryce who has been tasked with hunting down Mike Ferro, a young man who has been wrongfully accused of bombing an LA subway train.

It takes direct inspiration from the 1960s television series of the same name, as well as the 1993 movie starring Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones and the 2000 reboot.

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Boyd Holbrook (Logan, The Predator) will portray the titular runaway, while Emmy winner Stephen Hopkins – who previously worked with Sutherland when he played Jack Bauer on 24 – is on board to direct. Nick Santora (Prison Break) will produce, as well as write the scripts.

The show will feature on Quibi, a short-form mobile video service that is expected to launch in the US on April 6, 2020. The company was founded by former Walt Disney Studios chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg last year.

Earlier this week, Quibi also announced that Straight Outta Compton's Corey Hawkins and Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner have signed on to lead an upcoming romance thriller series for the streaming platform.

Based on Survive, the 2012 novel written by Alex Morel, it follows a troubled young woman named Jane, whose release from a mental health facility is interrupted when the plane she's travelling home in crashes on a snowy mountain top.

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