As The Fugitive reboot ramps up production, Deadline has reported Tiya Sircar (Good Sam) has joined the series alongside Keifer Sutherland (24) and Boyd Holbrook (Logan). The remake, which was first a 1960s TV series and then a 1993 film starring Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones, will air on the upcoming streaming service Quibi.
Written and created 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.”
Sircar will portray Pitti, “an ambitious reporter, who will do and say anything to be the first on a story.”
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. The series will be produced by Thunder Road Films, 3 Arts Entertainment and Warner Bros. TV.
Sircar recently starred in the Netflix film Good Sam and has a recurring role on NBC’s The Good Place, which is currently airing its final season. She also voiced the role of Mandalorian rebel Sabrine Wren in the animated Star Wars: Rebels series.