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Kiefer Sutherland makes a welcome return to espionage in Rabbit Hole on Paramount Plus

Updated Mar 27th, 2023 9:26PM EDT
Rabbit Hole on Paramount Plus
Image: Marni Grossman/Paramount Plus

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Taylor Sheridan’s hit TV shows like Tulsa King and 1923 unquestionably comprise the main draw of the 2-year-old Paramount Plus streaming service, but the upstart streamer also has plenty of other content on offer to get excited about — like, for example, the newly released Kiefer Sutherland thriller Rabbit Hole, in which the former 24 and Designated Survivor star makes a welcome return to his more action-oriented and espionage genre roots.

Viewers certainly seem to think so, given that the show as of this writing has a near-perfect 96% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. The first two episodes of Rabbit Hole are also now streaming on Paramount Plus, and we’ll tell you all about the new series below.

The story: Rabbit Hole stars Sutherland as “a master of deception in the world of corporate espionage.” As far as the story goes, Sutherland’s character John Weir finds himself framed for murder by powerful forces with the ability to influence and control entire populations. “Kiefer Sutherland and powerful, heart-pounding dramas go hand in hand,” said Paramount Plus head of programming Julie McNamara back when the new series was announced.

“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 Plus audience to the service’s newest addition as we continue to expand our slate of original tentpole series.”

Subsequent episodes will be available to stream every Sunday. The series actually debuts today in the UK, Australia, Latin America, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and France, and there will be eight episodes in total.

The cast: Besides Sutherland, the Rabbit Hole cast also includes Charles Dance (Game of Thrones), Meta Golding (Empire), Enid Graham (Mare of Easttown), Jason Butler Harner (Ozark), Rob Yang (Succession), and Walt Klink (The English).

Sutherland serves as executive producer for the series, alongside writer-directors John Requa and Glenn Ficarra (This Is Us, WeCrashed), Charlie Gogolak (The Sinner, WeCrashed), Suzan Bymel (Designated Survivor) and Hunt Baldwin (Longmire, The Closer).

The release of Rabbit Hole, by the way, comes at a time when the streamer’s presence has (by one measure) overtaken that of Apple TV+. The large amount of library content, as well as the Sheridan-verse, are primarily responsible for that. Meanwhile, check out new images from Sutherland’s new thriller below.

Rabbit Hole on Paramount Plus
Charles Dance as Ben Wilson of the Paramount Plus series “Rabbit Hole.” Image source: Marni Grossman/Paramount Plus
Rabbit Hole on Paramount Plus
Kiefer Sutherland as John Weir in the Paramount+ series Rabbit Hole. Image source: Marni Grossman/Paramount+
Rabbit Hole on Paramount Plus
Rob Yang as Edward Homm, Kiefer Sutherland as John Weir, Meta Golding as Hailey Winton, and Charles Dance as Ben Wilson of the Paramount+ series “Rabbit Hole.” Image source: Brian Bowen Smith/Paramount+
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