Shortly after the second cancellation of Designated Survivor, Kiefer Sutherland has already booked his next TV gig with a remake of The Fugitive. According to Variety, the new series will be based on the classic 90s movie adaptation that starred Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones. Boyd Holbrook (Logan, Tripple Frontier) will star as Mike Ferro, a man who finds himself forced to go on the run to clear his name. Sutherland will assume the role played by Jones as a veteran law enforcement agent tasked to find Ferro. Here's the official logline for the series;
"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."
The series will be available on the Quibi streaming service that is set to launch next year. Founded by former Disney and Dreamworks executive Jeffrey Katzenberg, Quibi has been rapidly expanding ahead of its April launch and has several high-profile projects in development. However, original content on Quibi will only be 7-15 minutes long per episode, and it remains unclear how many episodes the new Fugitive series will run for with its first season. Sutherland is no stranger to short-form episodes, back in 2011 he starred alongside John Hurt in the Hulu series The Confession with each of the ten instalments running seven minutes.