Kiefer Sutherland: What's next?
From TV star to Internet sensation? That’s the plan: EW has learned exclusively that Kiefer Sutherland will follow up his award-winning run on 24 with The Confession, a 10-episode, scripted-action Web series debuting on Hulu in March from the Digital Broadcasting Group. Based on the actor’s own idea, the five-minute webisodes follow a hitman (Sutherland) having a theological discussion with a priest (John Hurt) about why his victims deserved to die. ”There was no network, so it was pretty freeing,” Sutherland says of the series, which was shot over nine days in NYC last month, just before he began rehearsals for the February opening of That Championship Season on Broadway. Don’t fret: The actor hasn’t given up on TV. In fact, he has a couple of pitches brewing for prime time. (A movie version of 24 — which ran on Fox from 2001 to 2010 — is still in the works.) ”For so many reasons, 24 was one of the great experiences of my life,” he says. ”I miss the daily grind of it.”