We made fun of its name when it was first announced, but it looks like Quibi might get the last laugh.
The mobile-only streaming service, which has over $1 billion to throw around, the support of every single major Hollywood studio, and deals in place with tons of top-tier filmmakers, is going to debut this April, and trailers for its shows are beginning to make their way online. We’ve gathered the first few below, and this is only the tip of the iceberg.
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Posted on Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 by Ben Pearson
The Fugitive, the popular 1960s TV series about a wrongfully accused man who goes on the run to prove his innocence as a dogged government agent tracks him down, has already been adapted into an acclaimed 1993 movie and a largely-forgotten TV series that aired in the year 2000. But the central premise is so exciting that another remake was bound to come around sooner or later.
Quibi, the upcoming mobile-only platform which will deliver of short pieces of content (or “quick bites”), is next up with a new Fugitive remake, and they’ve cast Boyd Holbrook (Logan, The Predator) as the innocent man and Kiefer Sutherland (24, Designated Survivor) as the detective tasked with finding him. Read on to learn how the plot will be updated for the modern era. Read More »
Here’s a good reason to call your parents: Netflix has officially snatched Kiefer Sutherland‘s political drama Designated Survivor from the jaws of cancellation. ABC, the show’s original network home, gave the show the axe this summer due to rising budget concerns and a drop in ratings, but Netflix spends money with the best of ’em and doesn’t make any of its viewership numbers public, so they don’t have to worry about either of those issues. Sounds like a win-win for everyone.
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FOX must be really desperate to bring 24 back from the dead. After all, they’ve already tried with the limited series 24: Live Another Day in 2014 and the series reboot 24: Legacy in 2017. Back in May, FOX’s upfronts presentation included discussion about the return of 24 in a couple of different ways. One was a legal thriller about a female lawyer racing against the clock to unravel a conspiracy, and the other was under wraps. Now, it sounds like we know what that other idea for rebooting 24 is going to be.
Instead of trying to expand the universe of 24 or create a spin-off with a different premise based around the real-time construct of the show, FOX hopes to resurrect the action thriller series with an origin story about famed Counter Terrorist Unit agent Jack Bauer (originally played by Kiefer Sutherland).
That’s right, this is going to be a 24 prequel series, and that sounds like a bad idea. Read More »
Last week brought dozens of cancellations by TV networks clearing the path for new shows hitting the air for the new 2018-2019 television season. Brooklyn Nine-Nine was lucky enough to be saved with a last minute renewal, and now one more has been given a new lease on life after being canceled.
Designated Survivor is an ABC drama following Kiefer Sutherland as Tom Kirkman, a lower-level cabinet member in the United States government who is suddenly appointed President of the United States after a catastrophic attack on the US Capitol during the State of the Union. With his new responsibilities, he had to keep the country and his own family from falling apart, while navigating the highly-volatile political arena and while leading the search to find who is responsible for the attack.
The series lasted just two seasons before being canceled by ABC last week, but now production company eOne is in talks with Netflix about the political thriller getting picked up for another season. However, it’s not a done deal yet. Read More »
If you were hoping for The X-Files season 12, we have some bad news: the show isn’t returning. At least, not for now. But FOX’s reliable shows Prison Break and 24 will both be coming back…again.
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Joel Schumacher’s 1990 sci-fi horror movie Flatliners is undoubtedly a goofy film, but it’s also a stylishly directed, visually striking piece of work from a filmmaker that’s often unfairly derided for his later superhero work (hey, Batman Forever is pretty good!). It also has a killer cast that included then-up-and-comers like Julia Roberts, Kiefer Sutherland, Kevin Bacon, William Baldwin, and Oliver Platt, and now we know that one of those actors will also appear in the upcoming remake/sequel, too. And based on that selection of names, the culprit may not be who you think.
Join me below to watch a new TV spot that gives away the Flatliners cameo, and while you’re there, stick around for a full trailer for the new version.
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The folks behind 24: Legacy have made one thing clear about the series: it’s not a reboot, it’s an expansion. The consensus after 24: Live Another Day was that Jack Bauer’s story was, at least for now, over, and it was time to move on and find a new hero. That new hero is Eric Carter (Corey Hawkins), an ex-Army Ranger whose past comes back to haunt him. We did hear it was a possibility to see more of Jack Bauer, although the actor wasn’t confident about that, but will fans ever see Chloe (Mary Lynn Rajskub) return? There’s a good chance they might, according to 24: Legacy executive producer Evan Katz.
Below, read what Katz had to say about having Chloe in 24 Legacy.
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Not too long ago, 24 producer Howard Gordon floated the possibility of Kiefer Sutherland reprising his role as Jack Bauer on the forthcoming Fox sequel series 24: Legacy. The series follows Straight Outta Compton star Corey Hawkins as Eric Carter, a former Army Ranger who finds himself pulled back into action as his past comes looking for him. But the series takes place in a world where Jack Bauer exists and is still alive. However, Kiefer Sutherland himself has just cast some serious doubt on Jack Bauer ever coming back. Read More »
Just a few weeks ago, the developing Flatliners remake gained an interesting name with Kiefer Sutherland joining the cast. What’s interesting about the addition of Sutherland to the cast is that he starred in the original 1990 cult favorite thriller, and his involvement in the new take on the story opened up the possibility of this being more of a sequel instead of a true remake. Now we seem to have confirmation of as much from Kiefer Sutherland himself. Find out what the actor had to say about the Flatliners sequel after the jump. Read More »