If you’re missing the sight of 24’s Kiefer Sutherland brandishing a weapon, then you’re in luck: Hulu today debuted the first installment of The Confession, 10 five-to-seven-minute webisodes that feature the actor as a hitman who has a theological discussion with a priest (John Hurt of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) about why his victims deserved to die.
Production values are top notch in the first webisode, in which Sutherland’s character — no less intense than Jack Bauer — enters a Catholic church confessional and begins, “bless me father for I have sinned exceedingly….” Oof. Apparently, it’s been 35 years since his last confession.
The Confession was shot over nine days in New York in December, right before Sutherland began rehearsals for Broadway’s That Championship Season, which also stars Jason Patric and Chris Noth. Much of the story plays out in action-packed flashbacks.