Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Untitled Drama Starring Kiefer Sutherland Lands Series Order at Paramount+

Paramount+ has today given a series order to an untitled original drama series starring Kiefer Sutherland (24, Designated Survivor). The first season will produce 8 episodes.

Private espionage operative James Weir (Sutherland) finds himself 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.

John Requa and Glenn Ficarra created the drama. They will executive produce with Sutherland, Charlie Gogolak and Suzan Bymel. CBS Studios and Zaftig Films will produce.

"I've been an admirer of John Requa and Glenn Ficarra's unique body of work for some time, and I'm thrilled to be working on this exciting new project with them and Paramount+," said Sutherland. "Reuniting with David Nevins makes it all the more special. I can't wait to see you all with this show in 2022."

"Kiefer Sutherland and powerful, heart-pounding dramas go hand in hand," added Julie McNamara, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming, Paramount+. "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."