'The Confession': Behind the scenes of Kiefer Sutherland's online series
Kiefer Sutherland's next series debuts in just a few days -- just not on traditional television.
Sutherland is the star and an executive producer of "The Confession," a web series that debuts Monday, March 28 on Hulu. He plays a hitman who's making a confession to a priest ( John Hurt), which is interspersed with flashbacks to some of the bad deeds his character has done.
In the latest behind-the-scenes featurette from the show (which you can see only on Zap2it), Sutherland talks about the freedom and the challenges of trying to tell stories in five- to seven-minute episodes. ("The Confession" will run for 10 episodes.)
"What's exciting to me, and also frustrating, about doing something on the Internet, is you're truly limited [only] by your own imagination," he says. "And you don't have to pay for a thing. You just log on and watch it."
Sutherland and writer-director Brad Mirman ("Truth or Consequences, N.M.") also talk about the fact that improvements in technology mean that someone watching on a laptop, tablet or phone will see the series with the same clarity as on a TV set, just a little smaller. "It's not like watching four years ago, these cheesy little videos," Mirman says. "You can do full HD projects."
You can see previous behind-the-scenes clips and a trailer for "The Confession" on Hulu.
Sutherland, currently starring in "That Championship Season" on Broadway, may return to more conventional TV next season. He's set to star in a FOX pilot called "Touch" that will film in the summer, after his run in the play ends. He's also said in interviews this week that a "24" movie is on track to begin shooting early next year.