Rabbit Hole: release date, cast, plot, trailer, interview and all about the Kiefer Sutherland drama

Rabbit Hole on Paramount Plus sees Kiefer Sutherland in the lead role alongside Meta Golding.
Rabbit Hole on Paramount Plus sees Kiefer Sutherland in the lead role alongside Meta Golding. (Image credit: Paramount Plus)

Rabbit Hole on Paramount Plus is the latest thriller series starring Kiefer Sutherland. Having played federal agent Jack Bauer in the long-running hit series 24, Kiefer is no stranger to spying and subterfuge. Now however, he’s on the other side of the fence in Rabbit Hole, as he plays John Weir, a master of deception in the world of corporate espionage. But when Weir finds himself framed for a murder he must work out how to fight back. 

Rabbit Hole also stars Charles Dance, Meta Golding, Rob Yang, Jason Butler Harner and Enid Graham. Kiefer says working on set with them was a joy: “it was as great an experience as I’ve ever had. The character was as interesting to me as the overall idea.” 

So here’s everything you need to know about Rabbit Hole on Paramount Plus...

Rabbit Hole promo poster with Kiefer Sutherland running against a yellow background

There's a a worldwide release for Rabbit Hole on Paramount Plus.  (Image credit: Paramount Plus)

Rabbit Hole release date 

Rabbit Hole is an eight-episode series launching on Paramount Plus on Sunday March 26 2023 in the US and Monday, March 27 in the UK, Australia, Latin America, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and France. It will launch with the first two episodes on the dates above followed by a new episode dropping weekly after that.

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Is there a trailer for Rabbit Hole? 

Yes, a full trailer has been released for Rabbit Hole, teasing a potential conspiracy that Kiefer Sutherland's character John Weir gets caught up in...

A teaser trailer for Rabbit Hole was originally released earlier in 2023...

Rabbit Hole plot 

Rabbit Hole follows private espionage operator John Weir (Kiefer Sutherland), who makes his money helping wealthy clients manipulate people and situations to influence financial markets and control populations. However, when a seemingly straightforward job goes unexpectedly wrong and Weir is framed for the murder of treasury department investigator Edward Homm (Rob Yang), he ends up on the run and increasingly paranoid. What follows is a tense battle for democracy as Weir begins to unravel a dangerous plot by powerful forces, who are mining data in order to control worldwide populations. But he has to navigate surveillance, deception and misinformation, all tools he used as an espionage operator, in order to bring them down. 

The first episode of Rabbit Hole is packed with top TV drama, including a wonderfully choreographed espionage sting, a dramatic explosion, two murders and an unexpected plot twist. 

John Weir with Valence (Jason Butler Harner) in Rabbit Hole.

 John Weir in discussions with Valence (Jason Butler Harner) from the treasury dept in Rabbit Hole. (Image credit: Michael Gibson/Paramount+)

Rob Yang as Edward Homm in Rabbit Hole.

Rob Yang as murder victim Edward Homm in Rabbit Hole. (Image credit: Brian Bowen Smith/Paramount+)

Rabbit Hole cast — Kiefer Sutherland on playing John Weir

Rabbit Hole's lead actor Kiefer Sutherland says: "Corporate espionage is a world most of us don’t know about. ‘The idea of being able to be a part of a show that’s examining that in a real and entertaining way was very exciting. And to be able to play a character who’s using it to manipulate other people and have it finally be turned on him, you can't ask for more as an actor.

"The character was as interesting to me as the overall idea. It’s that perfect storm of technology and people not working for not the greater good but for themselves, as well as the great primal fear that the person in charge of knowing all the secrets is somehow having these secrets used against him!"

"Filming Rabbit Hole was as great an experience as I’ve ever had. One of my favorite moments when we were shooting, I wasn't actually in the scene. But I’d come in to have a conversation with the director and I walked in, and Meta knocks out seven guys in a row in rehearsal and looks back and goes, oh that was fun! I think the physicality helped all of us in our roles. In many ways, that brought us together"

* Kiefer Sutherland, 56, will always be synonymous with his role as Jack Bauer in the smash hit 24, which ran from 2001 to 2010, and playing a fictional US president in Netflix series Designated Survivor. He played vampire David in the cult film Lost Boys as well as Lt. Jonathan Kendrick in A Few Good Men. He’s also starred in Designated Survivor, Flatliners, Stand By Me, The Three Musketeers, A Time to Kill, The Fugitive and the 2022 Paramount Plus series  The First Lady

Kiefer Sutherland in Rabbit Hole.

Kiefer Sutherland as John Weir in Rabbit Hole. (Image credit: Brian Bowen Smith/Paramount+)

Playing a fictional president in Designated Survivor.

Kiefer Sutherland playing a fictional president in Designated Survivor. (Image credit: Getty)

Charles Dance as Dr Ben Wilson

Charles Dance plays a mystery character Dr Ben Wilson in Rabbit Hole. If past form is to go by regarding past Charles Dance roles he'll be a baddie! Charles of course is an acting legend, having starred as Lord Tywin Lannister in Game of Thrones, plus The Imitation Game, The Crown, Me Before You, Ghostbusters and The Sandman. He made his name in the 1984 series The Jewel in the Crown and has since been in hit movies such as Mission: Impossible, Goldeneye, Gosford Park, Frankenstein and Mank.

Charles Dance in Rabbit Hole.

In Rabbit Hole, Charles Dance plays Dr Ben Wilson. (Image credit: Brian Bowen Smith/Paramount+)

Who else is starring in Rabbit Hole? 

Rabbit Hole also stars Meta Golding (The Hunger Games) as Hailey Winton, Enid Graham (Mare of Easttown) as counter espionage agent Josephine 'Jo' Madi, Rob Yang (Succession) as Edward Homm, Jason Butler Harner (Ozark) as treasury dept worker Valence and Walt Klink (Artic Circle) as The intern and Matthew MacFadzean as Morgan Shaw.

Other cast include Alexandra Castillo as Liv Bonen, Elisa Campanella as Chloe Madi, Jonas Chernick as Xander Arnaz and Jorja Cadence as Cara Spader. 

Enid Graham as Jo Madi in Rabbit Hole.

Enid Graham as Jo Madi in Rabbit Hole. (Image credit: Brian Bowen Smith/Paramount+)

Behind the scenes and more on Rabbit Hole

Kiefer Sutherland is also an executive producer for Rabbit Hole, alongside writer-directors and showrunners John Requa and Glenn Ficarra (This Is Us, WeCrashed), Charlie Gogolak (The Sinner, WeCrashed), Suzan Bymel (Designated Survivor) and Hunt Baldwin (Longmire, The Closer).

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