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Recently rebranded streamer Paramount+ (formerly CBS All Access) has announced a series order for an original, yet-to-be-titled espionage drama starring Kiefer Sutherland (“24,” “Designated Survivor”). The series finds private espionage operative James Weir (Sutherland) in the midst of a battle over the preservation of democracy in a world at odds with misinformation, behavioral manipulations, the surveillance state and the interests that control these extraordinary powers.
Sutherland will executive produce alongside writer-directors John Requa and Glenn Ficarra (“This Is Us,” “WeCrashed”), Charlie Gogolak (“The Sinner,” “WeCrashed”), and Suzan Bymel (“Designated Survivor”). The eight-episode season produced by CBS Studios will stream exclusively on Paramount+.
“Kiefer Sutherland and powerful, heart-pounding dramas go hand in hand,” said Julie McNamara, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming, Paramount+. “We’re thrilled to have him and master storytellers John Requa and Glenn Ficarra at the helm, taking us on a very personal ride to uncover the truth. We look forward to introducing the Paramount+ audience to the service’s newest addition as we continue to expand our slate of original tentpole series.”
The series will be distributed internationally by ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group.