Kiefer Sutherland is joining Quibi’s adaptation of “The Fugitive,” the upcoming mobile-only streaming service shared on Tuesday.
Quibi, founded by Jeffrey Katzenberg and led by CEO Meg Whitman, also said “Logan” star Boyd Holbrook had joined the cast. The series — putting a new twist on the 1993 film of the same name starring Harrison Ford — is set to go into production in October.
Sutherland will star as a grizzled, well-respected Los Angeles cop leading an investigation into Mike Ferro (Holbrook), a blue-collar worker who is incorrectly, and very publicly, blamed for a bomb that destroys a subway train.
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The new “Fugitive” was first announced in July, with Nick Santora, best known for creating “The Scorpion” at CBS, writing the show. Warner Bros., which also produced the 1993 film, is the studio behind the project. The show will be produced by Thunder Road Films and 3 Arts Entertainment and developed with Riverstone Pictures.
Executive produced by Santora, Basil Iwanyk, Tom Lassally and Albert Torres, “The Fugitive” joins a growing lineup of content at Quibi.
The Los Angeles-based company has already greenlit dozens of shows from a who’s who of stars, including Justin Timberlake, Jennifer Lopez, Tyra Banks, Don Cheadle, Stephen Curry, Anna Kendrick, Idris Elba, Lorne Michaels and Seth Meyers, among others. On Monday, Quibi added a new series where “Game of Thrones” star Sophie Turner plays a plane crash survivor who is forced to endure a dangerous trek out of the wilderness.
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Quibi shows will only be available on mobile devices, with each episode running no longer than 10 minutes. The app will cost viewers $4.99 per month for ad-supported viewing, or run $7.99 for ad-free viewing.
CEO Meg Whitman recently outlined the company’s three-pronged content strategy in an interview with TheWrap.