There’s a new show on Paramount+ and if you like Kiefer Sutherland, you’re really going to LOVE this one. It’s called rabbit hole and Sutherland plays a private spy agent accused of murder by powerful forces capable of influencing and controlling populations. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Introducing Kiefer Sutherland’s New Series Tea rabbit hole
AT SXSWwe chatted with Sutherland, co-stars Meta Golding and Charles Dance, and writers, directors and creators Glenn Ficarra and John Requa.
We started by asking Ficarra where the idea for the series came from.
Glenn Ficarra: “Whether by algorithm or by design, everything is geared towards you. You give information, pieces of yourself. What happens if it falls into the wrong hands? »
Flip the ATX: What do you most want people to leave after watching the series?
John Requa: Well, we hope they have fun first and foremost… just to understand that when you log in, you’re doing DNA analysis, you’re sharing your information, you’re sharing yourself. And there are people who will use this information against you. It was amazing how much we had to push reality, because so much of what is actually real is almost unbelievable.
Before we get into the specifics of the series, we asked Sutherland what he thinks of Austin, knowing he’s visited the city many times over the years.
Kiefer Sutherland: The times I spent here the most were, I came here to play. I have played Antone’s and W Hotel many times. It’s an intimidating place to come and play because there are so many great musicians here. And so many great musicians who have passed through town and certainly made a name for themselves here in Austin. In fact, you just have to play in Texas all year round and make a very good living there. It’s one of the few states I know of that has a truly sustainable music circuit. So I always thought that was really cool. Every time I’ve come to play here, the people have been really nice and generous. And then the food is really mmm good.
Flip the ATX: What drew you to this project?
Sutherland: They (Glenn and John) said they had an idea for a show that would kind of go back to those great 70s thrillers like Three Days fo the Condor, Marathon Man, The Parallax View, Fugitive, and those are all the movies I’ve grown up loving. The thriller genre is the genre that I have always loved the most. I was very lucky with something like 24 to be able to do this for a decade. So I was very intrigued by this idea.
Then they started to describe the character. and they started portraying him in a vulnerable, really human way. And I was moved by it. I am also a big fan. They are some of my favorite writers and some of my favorite directors! Crazy Stupid Love (is) one of my favorite movies. If I need to get out of a mood, I’ll throw this in any day of the week.
Flip the ATX: Tell me about the industry evolution difference. You don’t have to do as many episodes as you used to.
Sutherland: It’s hard for me because I really enjoyed doing 24 episodes. I felt like I had a steady job. I have to see my children grow up. For an actor, that’s a really rare thing. That said, it’s really hard to write 24 episodes. This is the equivalent of 12 feature films per year.
In all honesty, it’s impossible to do everything as well as you want when you have so much work to do. But you try and that’s an exciting part of it. For John and Glenn, having the settings of eight to 10 episodes to really focus on how to tell the story gives you the opportunity to really create those episodes in a way that you just wouldn’t have had the time before. But I also really love everyone on our show, so I would have been really happy to spend 10 months out of the year hanging around and filming this, but I’ll take what I can get.
Cast adoration goes both ways. When we asked Charles Dance to work with Sutherland, here’s what he had to say.
Charles Dance: I told my daughter I was thinking of doing this show with Kiefer and she was like, “I grew up with the Lost Boys, you gotta do this!” And I said yes and I’m very glad I did. He is a lover in addition to being really very good at his job.
We also asked Dance and Meta Golding what drew them to this storyline. Dance’s answer was simple. “The fact that I wanted to turn the pages,” he said.
But it’s Golding’s response that really hammers home why you should be drawn to the show.
Browning: I thought the script was so timely. When I got the script, we were in the middle of the pandemic and there was so much going on about can I trust the news, can I not trust the news? So many conspiracy theories. And then also this thing about our phones and all the data that’s collected. But more than that, I gotta play some bad ass.
The whole show is bad and we highly recommend you give it a watch.
Here is an overview of rabbit hole to help you get even more excited to watch:
You can watch Kiefer Sutherland and the rest of the incredible cast from rabbit hole on Paramount+. The first two episodes are available now with new episodes airing weekly on Sundays until the finale on April 17, 2023.
Featured Image: Kiefer Sutherland as John Weir. Marni Grossman/Paramount+ © 2022 Viacom International Inc. All rights reserved.
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