Kiefer Sutherland Returns to the Spy Recreation with Rabbit Gap | TV/Streaming

The premiere, written and directed by John Requa & Glenn Ficarra (“Loopy Silly Love”), has an intriguing set-up. It introduces us to John Weir (Sutherland) and his staff of tech geniuses. They’re company espionage operatives. What does that imply precisely? The opening scene options Weir at a bar, the place he places an operation in play that features a prerecorded TV information broadcast that catches the eye of an influence dealer, who then sells large quantities of inventory primarily based on the faux information, destroying an organization. Weir and his individuals are employed to control the markets from the shadows. They’re James Bond with 401Ks as a substitute of nuclear weapons.

Weir’s newest project includes framing a authorities govt named Edward Homm (Rob Yang), beneath the orders of an previous ally named Valence (the always-welcome Jason Butler Harner of “Ozark”). Let’s simply say that issues go very fallacious. Earlier than he is aware of it, each Homm and Valence are lifeless, and Weir’s workplace has been blown up. He’s on the run with a lady named Hailey (the charming Meta Golding), who he met and slept with after that opening scene. And now he suspects she’s part of the body job that has made him a needed legal. Enid Graham and the legendary Charles Dance co-star in a present that generally appears to be making itself up because it goes alongside.

The purpose is clearly to present viewers the “tumbling down a rabbit gap” sensation sparked by the title, throwing tech and spy ideas right into a blender and hitting puree. The 4 episodes despatched for press continually modify what you simply noticed and what you assume you realize. Wait, this man was actually unhealthy/good? This man continues to be alive? What is occurring? The confusion side will get overplayed and irritating as the primary few episodes bounce backwards and forwards in time to such a level that I gave up on attempting to observe it. It’s so content material so as to add new twists and turns that it turns into numbing.