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Sony’s AXN acquires Kiefer Sutherland drama The Confession

Sony Pictures Television has acquired Kiefer Sutherland action drama The Confession to air across its networks in Europe, Asia and Latin America.

The deal is the latest multi-territory acquisition for the Hollywood studio’s AXN brand and it will roll out the Digital Broadcasting Group-produced series from September.

The Confession, which was originally a multi-platform series, follows a hitman, played by 24 star Sutherland, who goes to church to confess his sins to a priest, played by John Hurt.

The series will initially launch on AXN Korea before being rolled out digitally across Central Europe followed by Spain, Portugal, Latin America and Asia.

Marie Jacobson, executive vice president, programming and production, networks, SPT, told TBIvision: “The challenge is being a 25+ action platform and finding digital projects that work on air. The Confession was the perfect solution. We’re trying to get it into the hands of as many consumer as possible.”

She added that the project, which came via talent agency CAA, is part of the studio’s strategy of launching original first run series and follows its multi-territory deal for Entertainment One-produced legal drama The Firm.