Are you going through “24” withdrawal? Do you need to see Kiefer Sutherland involved in some serious action and drama on the small screen? If you answered yes, you’re in luck because he’s headed to…the internet. Sutherland won’t reprise his role as Jack Bauer but he’ll take on a new persona for a web series called “The Confession.” Dun! Dun! Dun!
According to EW, Sutherland and “The Confession” are coming to Hulu in March. The show will consist of “10 five-to-seven-minute webisodes” that follow Sutherland’s hitman character as he has theological discussions with a priest played by John Hurt regarding why his victims deserved to die. The series was written and directed by Brad Mirman and we hear it ends with a serious twist!
You might be wondering why Sutherland would jump on the internet bandwagon instead of film or television. When asked about his reasoning he said, “It came about in such a different way.” The entire idea of a miniature drama seemed implausible and had the actor stumped, which is what got him interested.
“Chris [Young] started talking about wanting to do a drama, but his criteria was so different. A drama in five-minute episodes! It was one of those things, like a puzzle over the course of the lunch. It can’t be that complicated to figure out a story in five minutes, right? I couldn’t, and it frustrated the crap out of me. So I went home that night, still thinking about it, and it stayed with me for three days. I was falling asleep when I literally got this idea of a confessional.”
“The Confession” was shot over the course of nine days in New York. Look out for the premiere in a couple months. Stay tuned.
What do you think of the premise of The Confession? What do you think is the twist?