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Kiefer Sutherland to Star in ‘The Fugitive’ Remake

Kiefer Sutherland is heading to Quibi.

The “24” actor will star in a series remake of the 1993 Harrison Ford movie “The Fugitive,” which has been given the greenlight at Quibi.

Sutherland will play legendary Detective Clay Bryce who is trying to apprehend Mike Ferro, played by Boyd Holbrook. Stephen Hopkins, who previously worked with Sutherland on “24,” has been tapped to direct the project and will also serve as an executive producer.

The logline for the series sounds similar to the original film, but with a few key differences: When a bomb rips through the Los Angeles subway train he’s riding on, blue-collar Mike Ferro (Holbrook) just wants to make sure his wife, Allison, and 10-year-old daughter, Pearl, are safe. But the 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 cop (Sutherland) heading the investigation can apprehend him.

Ford played the equivalent to Holbrook’s central character and Tommy Lee Jones payed the U.S. Marshal on his tail in the original movie, which was itself based on the 1960’s ABC series.

The series hails from Warner Bros. Television, whose film arm produced the original movie, as well as Thunder Road Films and 3 Arts Entertainment. Nick Santora is writing and exec producing alongside Hopkins, Basil Iwanyk, Tom Lassally and Albert Torres.

Sutherland is represented by CAA and Management 360. Holbrook and Stephen Hopkins are also represented by CAA.

The prospective show is one of dozens in the works at Quibi, which is slated to launch in April 2020. Quibi announced Monday that Sophie Turner would make her first post-“Game of Thrones” appearance opposite Corey Hawkins in a thriller series called “Survive.”

The Jeffrey Katzenberg-founded company is attracting A-list talent across the board, and has announced a slew of projects including Steven Spielberg’s “After Dark,” a horror series users will be able to watch only between sundown and sunrise local time. Other partners include Guillermo del Toro, Antoine Fuqua, Sam Raimi, Jason Blum, Steven Soderbergh, Catherine Hardwick, Anna Kendrick, Doug Liman, Laurence Fishburne and Stephen Curry’s Unanimous Media. Quibi also has ordered shows featuring Tyra Banks, Chrissy Teigen, Don Cheadle and Idris Elba as well as a remake of MTV’s “Punk’d.”

The platform has been going through some turbulence in its executive ranks, with Janice Min and Tim Connolly both exiting their roles in the last month.

Designated Survivor Season 4?

It’s been a month and few days Designated Survivor Season 3 was streamed on Netflix and now Season 4’s demand is rising high. The show stars Adan Canto, Natascha McElhone and Kiefer Sutherland as Aaron Shore (the Vice President of the United States), Alex Kirkman (the First Lady of the US) and Tom Kirkman (the US President) respectively. Tom Kirkman becomes the Head of the State after a bomb attack took place at Capitol building, which killed the entire government. He is re-elected for a second term at the end of Season 3.

Fans now want to know when Designated Survivor Season 4 will return on Netflix. The streaming platform has not officially confirmed. Some believe that Netflix can make the official confirmation this month. What’s on Netflix during the end of June that the fourth season of the American political thriller drama television series can hit the streaming platform in mid-2020. There is an absolute hope that the fourth season will be renewed soon as the numbers and figures on the rating sites are good. It received 8 in IMDb’s most popular list weeks after Season 3 was released. Even its social media remains active, which is also a good sign of its renewal.

Designated Survivor Season 3 – Netflix Info!

Designated Survivor tells the story of Tom Kirkman (Kiefer Sutherland), an unassuming Secretary of Housing and Urban development, who is suddenly catapulted to being President of the United States after a mass terrorist attack on the State of the Union address in Washington leaves him – the Designated Survivor- the highest ranking politician in America.

A mix of political drama and anti-terror action, the show immediately drew comparisons to both 24 (in which Sutherland starred as action-hero Jack Bauer) and Aaron Sorkin’s long-running US political drama The West Wing and with international broadcasts on Netflix attracted a loyal fanbase around the world to watch Tom Kirkman’s fragile administration attempt to battle dark and present terrorist plots while keeping American politics afloat.

Is Designated Survivor returning for season 3?

Yes! Although Designated Survivor was dropped by original US Network ABC after an initial two season run, streaming giant Netflix announced in September 2018 that they would make a third season of the show as a “global Netflix Original.”

Kiefer Sutherland, star of the show said at the time: “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to play President Kirkman for season three of Designated Survivor with Netflix, eOne and Neal Baer. I believe this format will allow us to continue to delve deeply into storylines and issues concerning the American electorate that were not previously possible.”

The new run will have 10 episodes and is to be helmed by showrunner Neal Baer.

What might happen in Designated Survivor season 3?

The official Netflix synopsis for season three says: “President Kirkman will face a political reality… campaigning. What does it take to make a leader? What price will he be willing to pay? This season will explore today’s world of campaigning, smear tactics, debates, campaign finance and ‘fake news.’ Democracy, as we know it, will hang in the balance.”

“Next season would undoubtedly have to be the beginning of an election [campaign] – just the timing alone would dictate that,” Sutherland exclusively told RadioTimes.com. “And then I think you’re going to have to deal with a character who has to make the decision if he really wants to run in the first place.”

He added: “He’s gone through the loss of his wife. He’s spent less and less time with his children, and the one thing that character valued more than anything at the very opening of that show was his family – and it’s been not that slowly pulled apart. So, there’s more decisions that will have to be made.”

Cast member Kal Penn called the first Netflix season “edgier” than what had gone before as he prepared to film his final scenes.

“Definitely put the kids to bed before watching the new episodes,” he added.

‘Designated Survivor’ Season 3 Awaited Premiere To Unravel Very Soon

Netflix has officially extended and completed the third run of Designated Survivor. After the popular TV and film streaming franchise took over from the ABC network, actor Kiefer Sutherland will continue to be at the helm as US President Tom Kirkman.

The upcoming 10-part episode season has just been concluded around the middle of February 2019 in Toronto. Judging from the four million weekly views the show garnered during season two, the excitement is on as to how it will sustain the volatile handling of a terrorist-intruded political drama.

Although the average ratings had been down after season one, Sutherland has been optimistic and confident that a third stretch under the limelight is in tow following an interview with Digital Spy in April last year. With that in mind, season three is finally underway and ready to go.

Coming back for another run are Kal Penn, Maggie Q and Adan Canto as Seth Wright, Hannah Wells, and Aaron Shore, respectively. Italia Ricci will also continue playing Emily Rhodes. Meanwhile, noteworthy additions from last season Zoe McLellan and Paolo Constanzo will also be back.

Of course, Natascha McElhonne, who portrayed First Lady Alex Kirkman, will no longer be on phase three after being killed last season. However, there are a couple of interesting characters to build on from the second stretch.

First, Sutherland gets reunited with 24 co-star Kim Raver who assumed the entrepreneur role for Andrea Frost. However, there is no guarantee if the plot surrounding her will be sustained into the new season. Still, it will be quite interesting how the relationship with Kirkman will play out.

Second, the Emily Rhodes character is worth following. Her abrupt decision to severe ties with the administration during the second season can turn out to be a nail-biter judging from a captured secret data exchange between her and a Russian spy named Valeria.

Overall, season three of the Designated Survivor will revolve around a political minefield where sustaining the President’s works and stature become the main focus and concern. There is more character building here considering the circumstances which Tom Kirkman had undergone in parts one and two.

Netflix has pointed out that maneuverings or machinations in the bureaucratic state will spell the Presidency of Kiefer Sutherland. Pretty much, the realities of political campaigns will be tackled and delved into.

Taking a cue on what actor Kal Penn has noted, there is a tense tone heading into the down-the-wire scenes of the new season Designated Survivor.

“Designated Survivor” Moving to Netflix for Season 3!

“Designated Survivor” is officially moving from ABC to Netflix for its third season, Variety has learned.

The political drama starring Kiefer Sutherland was cancelled by ABC back in May, but rumors began to swirl almost immediately that series producer eOne were looking to continue the show with the streaming giant. Neal Baer will join the series as showrunner for the third season, which will consist of 10 episodes. Baer will now be the fifth showrunner on “Designated Survivor” since it began.

In the new season, President Kirkman (Sutherland) will face a political reality–campaigning. What does it take to make a leader? What price will he be willing to pay? This season will explore today’s world of campaigning, smear tactics, debates, campaign finance and “fake news.”

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to play President Kirkman for season 3 of ‘Designated Survivor’ with Netflix, eOne and Neal Baer,” Sutherland said. “I believe this format will allow us to continue to delve deeply into storylines and issues concerning the American electorate that were not previously possible.”

Along with Baer and series creator Mark Guggenheim, Mark Gordon, Sutherland, Suzan Bymel, Simon Kinberg, Aditya Sood, and Peter Noah will all serve as executive producers. The new season will go into production later this year for a 2019 launch, with Seasons 1 and 2 of the show coming exclusively to Netflix this fall.

As Variety reported at the time of the ABC cancellation, the show was ultimately axed by the broadcaster due in part to a potential significant rise in production costs going into the third season as well as declining ratings.

The Season 3 pick up for the show marks the second time in just three months that Netflix has saved a broadcast show after its cancellation. Back in June, Netflix ordered a fourth season of “Lucifer” after it was cancelled by Fox.

More ‘Designated Survivor’ Episode Stills Added!

Hey guys! I’ve just updated the gallery with the rest of the episode stills from season 2 of Designated Survivor. Hope y’all enjoy!


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‘Designated Survivor’ Episode Stills Added

Hey guys! So sorry for the lack of updates, but life’s been crazy busy for me! Well, I’ve just updated the gallery with some episode stills from season 2 of Designated Survivor and I hope to add more over the next coming week. Hope y’all enjoy!

‘Designated Survivor’ Episode Captures Added

Hey everyone. Sorry again for the delay. I’ve been dealing with a busy schedule on top of a horrible cold, which leads to not a lot of time spent on the computer. I’ve been keeping up with the Designated Survivor gallery over at Screencapped.net so if you’re desperate for caps, go ahead and grab them from there if I’m a little slow at uploading here. It takes a lot of time to cap each episode, sort out the blurry pics, upload to SCNET and then go back and sort the episode all over again to delete everything that isn’t Kiefer and upload here. So, I’m sorry if I’m not up to date each week. Anyway, I’ll be updating the screen captures over the next few days to get us back up to date. <3

“The Lost Boys” Had an Alternate Ending?

Long before the MCU made mid- and post-credits sequences the norm, Joel Schumacher’s comedy horror The Lost Boys planned to have one.

The 1987 vampire movie starring Kiefer Sutherland and Jason Patric was originally intended to have an additional sting that would add a cheeky bonus for the audiences. What’s more, at one point this planned sting was actually going to be the end of the movie.

A new book giving an in depth retrospective on the movie – Lost in the Shadows: The Story of The Lost Boys by Paul Davis – reveals that this was one of several major changes.

Davis explains:

“The screenplay for LOST BOYS (its original title – the ‘The’ was added in marketing), went through a magnitude of changes between the April 1986 ‘green light’ draft and the May 27th shooting draft. Alex Winter’s vampire, Marko, originally joined the rest of the boys in the siege on Grandpa’s house (only to be killed by Corey Haim’s character Sam, by stuffing garlic into his mouth), and Star was originally going to kill David (Kiefer Sutherland).

“Even once they made the changes in the shooting draft, Joel Schumacher admitted to me that both he, and screenwriter Jeff Boam, felt they didn’t have a satisfactory ending to the movie, and were scrambling to come up with something better during production. For example, in no draft of the script does Michael (Jason Patric) turn into a vampire – something that Patric was not thrilled about when informed three quarters of the way through that he would be hitting the make-up chair.

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‘Designated Survivor’ Episode Stills Added

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