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Kiefer Sutherland and Boyd Holbrook to star in The Fugitive reboot for Quibi

Kiefer Sutherland in Mirrors

Story by Jack Foley

KIEFER Sutherland and Boyd Holbrook are to co-headline a reboot of The Fugitive for shortform streaming platform Quibi.

Emmy winner Stephen Hopkins (The Life and Death of Peter Sellers) will direct the series, which will focus on Mike Ferro (Holbrook), a passenger on an LA subway train that is bombed.

Ferro just wants to make sure his wife and 10-year-old daughter are safe, but faulty evidence on the ground and ‘tweet now, confirm later’ journalism make it look like he was responsible for the bombing.

Wrongfully but publicly accused, Ferro must prove his innocence by finding the real perpetrator before chasing Detective Clay Bryce (Sutherland), who’s heading the investigation, can catch him.

The Fugitive marks a reunion for Sutherland and Hopkins, who previously worked together on landmark series 24. Hopkins directed 12 episodes of 24‘s first season in 2001-02, including the series pilot and the season one finale. Read our review of the first season

The Fugitive is among more than two dozen scripted projects set up at Quibi, which is set to launch in spring 2020 and offer series in eight- to 10-minute ‘chapters’ designed for viewing on mobile devices.