While he’s getting ready for the silver screen version of his hit television show, Kiefer Sutherland will also be busy becoming an Internet star, thanks to a new web series in which he plays a hitman, it has emerged.
The series is called “The Confession” and will premiere on Hulu in March, Entertainment Weekly
reports. It will include 10 episodes in total, each of 5 to 7 minutes long.
The series will focus on Sutherland’s character, a hitman, who’s confessing to a priest about why he believes his victims deserved to die. The priest will be played by John Hurt.
Directed by Brad Mirman, “The Confession” will end with a twist that will leave fans watching, it is being said.
“It came about in such a different way. I was meeting a couple friends of mine, who wanted to introduce me to Chris Young (of Digital Broadcasting Group). I know so little about the internet, but that’s what a lot of friends do for work,” Sutherland tells EW about how he came on board the project.
Because most of the materials that are being released online are comedy, Kiefer said he wasn’t interested at first. Then, Young got him to see that a drama was what he needed to do for his online debut.
“Chris 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?” the actor says.
“I couldn’t, and it frustrated the [hell] 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,” Sutherland explains.
However, being about a confessional doesn’t mean the web series will be lacking action. On the contrary, it will come packed with flashbacks filled with action scenes, says the star.
“The Confession” was shot in New York over the course of nine days in December last year.