“Logan” and “The Predator” actor Boyd Holbrook along with former “24” and “Designated Survivor” star Kiefer Sutherland are set to lead the remake of “The Fugitive” for Jeffrey Katzenberg’s short-form streaming service Quibi.
In the series a bomb rips through a Los Angeles subway train and blue-collar worker Mike Ferro (Holbrook) just wants to make sure his wife and daughter are safe. But 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 Detective Clay Bryce (Sutherland) heading the investigation can apprehend him.
Stephen Hopkins has been tapped to direct the project and will also serve as an executive producer. The series is based on both the original 1960s ABC series and the popular 1993 film remake starring Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones. Warner Bros. Television will produce.
The deal comes hot on the heels of the announcement of Sophie Turner and Sutherland’s “24” successor Corey Hawkins also joining Quibi for the new thriller series “Survive”. The service is slated to launch in April 2020.