THE FUGITIVE Is Being Developed as a Series for the Quibi Streaming Service
We’ve got another adaptation of The Fugitive going into development. This version is being developed as a series by Scorpion creator Nick Santora for Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman’s short-form upcoming streaming service platform Quibi.
Most of you are probably familiar with 1993 film adaptation of The Fugitive, which starred Harrison Ford. That was a favorite film of mine when it was released. There was also a TV series that aired on ABC from 1963 to 1967. This new series is going to be a little different from these versions of the story.
This new series was written by Santora, and it centers on a blue collar worker named Mike Russo, “who just wants to make sure his wife, Allison, and 10-year-old daughter, Pearl, are safe, when a bomb rips through the Los Angeles subway train he’s riding on. But the faulty evidence on the ground and ‘tweet-now, confirm-later’ journalism paint a nightmarish picture: it looks to all the world that Mike was responsible for the heinous act. Wrongfully—and very publicly—accused, Mike must prove his innocence by uncovering the real perpetrator, before the legendary cop heading the investigation can apprehend him. With the city in a state of panic and misinformation traveling at the speed of social media, Mike’s life and family hang in the balance as he becomes… The Fugitive.”
I love this concept and that they are implementing today’s social media to help drive the story of Mike’s frustrating and harrowing story forward. I’d actually love to watch this series! Unfortunately, I’m not going to subscribe to another streaming service to watch it.