Kiefer Sutherland (Designated Survivor) is back and once again fighting a world of crime in an upcoming series at Paramount+. With no official title as of yet, it was announced on Tuesday that Sutherland will come aboard as the starring vehicle in the drama espionage series, as reported by Entertainment Weekly.
Sutherland is no stranger to the underworld of spies and fighting evil. He has been one of the biggest television stars of the 21st century, starting with the FOX series 24. Sutherland’s name is practically synonymous with his character from the series, Jack Bauer, and he has since gone on to continue to play righteous men attempting to save the world on television. He portrayed the President of the United States in the ABC turned Netflix series Designated Survivor, along with the short-lived series The Fugitive on Quibi.
He is now once again lacing up familiar shoes as a man on a mission in the Paramount+ spy thriller series, portraying James Weir. Entertainment Weekly picked up the official logline: “The series finds private espionage operative James Weir 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.”
The first season will contain eight episodes and will be available to stream on Paramount+. Sutherland will executive produce alongside the pair of John Requa and Glenn Ficarra (This is Us), Suzan Byme (Designated Survivor), and Charlie Gogolak (The Sinner).
Julie McNamara, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming at Paramount+, released a statement on Sutherland’s involvement in the series picked up by Entertainment Weekly: “Kiefer Sutherland and powerful, heart-pounding dramas go hand in hand…We’re thrilled to have him and master storytellers John Requa and Glenn Ficarra at the helm, taking us on a very personal ride to uncover the truth. We look forward to introducing the Paramount+ audience to the service’s newest addition as we continue to expand our slate of original tentpole series.”