Kiefer Sutherland Is Making A Comeback

By Charlene Badasie | 3 months ago

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If we learned anything from Kiefer Sutherland’s tenure as agent Jack Bauer on 24, it’s that he can carry the weight of an action series pretty effortlessly. Following the show’s conclusion, the actor has maintained a steady stream of work in film and television. Now, he is set to lead a brand new series for Paramount+ called Rabbit Hole.

After getting the green light in May 2021, the series was officially announced during the Television Critics Association panel on Tuesday. Rabbit Hole comes from the creative minds of John Requa and Glenn Ficarra – the pair directed the pilot of NBC’s This Is Us and AppleTV+’s We Crashed. Kiefer Sutherland, Requa, and Ficarra will executive produce the series alongside Charlie Gogolak (The Sinner), Suzan Bymel (Designated Survivor), and Hunt Baldwin (Longmire) – Deadline reports.

During the virtual panel, President of Paramount Television Studios & Paramount+ Original Scripted Series, Nicole Clemens, revealed that production will start soon, with the series premiering this fall. The eight-part series stars Kiefer Sutherland as private espionage operative James Weir. The story finds him in the middle 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.

Besides Kiefer Sutherland, specifics about the cast for Rabbit Hole are being kept under wraps. But since the studio plans to begin production soon, additional casting news should begin to surface in the next few weeks. Before he’s needed on set, the British-Canadian actor has been busy with his other passion – music. The 24 alum just completed a new album and has been doing a mini-media tour to get the word out.

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Titled Bloor Street, Kiefer Sutherland describes his third album as a nostalgic compilation. It’s dedicated to the city of Toronto, where he grew up, and the street where he experienced many firsts. “My first job was at a little restaurant in the food court in The Bay,” the actor told CTV News. “My first meaningful kiss with a girl was in front of the Bloor Street subway.” He also busked on the street corner with nothing but a guitar and a case to catch tips.

Kiefer Sutherland’s album also gets a little personal. The song County Jail Gate is inspired by the 48 days he spent in jail for driving under the influence. Speaking about the incident, the Hollywood star doesn’t shy away from the memory, admitting that he’s made mistakes throughout his life. And some of those mistakes have been very humiliating and embarrassing and have required great reflection on his part. Writing the song was a great way for me to him to put it to rest.

Kiefer Sutherland began his acting career as a teenager, appearing in movies like Stand by Me, Young Guns, Flatliners, and the cult-classic Lost Boys which celebrates 35 years this summer. However, all the success runs in the family. His grandfather, politician Tommy Douglas, brought universal healthcare to Canada. His parents are both incredible actors, with his father, 86-year-old Donald Sutherland starring in countless movies of his own.

While we wait for Rabbit Hole, Kiefer Sutherland can be seen in the upcoming action film The Contractor. Directed by Tarik Saleh, the movie also stars Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Gillian Jacobs, Eddie Marsan, and Florian Munteanu. It is scheduled to be released on April 1, 2022.