Back in July, the upcoming streaming service Quibi announced a reimagining of The Fugitive, based on the classic 60s TV series and 1993 Harrison Ford movie, and now Deadline is reporting that Kiefer Sutherland (24) and Boyd Holbrook (The Predator) have signed on for lead roles in the project.
Written by Nick Santora (Scorpion), the new series will follow “blue collar worker Mike Russo, who just wants to make sure his wife, Allison, and 10-year-old daughter, Pearl, are safe, when a bomb rips through the Los Angeles subway train he’s riding on. 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 heading the investigation can apprehend him. With the city in a state of panic and misinformation traveling at the speed of social media, Mike’s life and family hang in the balance as he becomes… The Fugitive.”
Holbrook will take on the role of Mike, while Sutherland is set to portray Detective Clay Bryce, who will presumably lead the hunt for the fugitive. Stephen Hopkins (24) is set to direct, and will also serve as executive producer alongside Santora, Basil Iwanyk, Tom Lassally and Albert Torres.