Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has acquired the original multi-platform
series, The Confession, for their international channels and
branded non-linear platforms.
multi award-winning actor Kiefer Sutherland and two-time Academy
Award nominee John Hurt, The Confession wll premiere on SPT's
AXN-branded platforms in 125 territories and on AXN.com beginning
announcement was made by SPT executive VP programming and
production, networks Marie Jacobson.
Korea will debut the digital series first on 12 September
followed by a targeted online roll out across AXN Central
Europe's 10 localised websites on 20 September with subsequent
territory roll outs including Spain, Portugal, Latin America,
Hong Kong, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia
series consists of 10 original episodes, four scripted back-story
episodes and extensive behind-the-scenes footage. In total,
almost two hours of original content will be available in
varying formats across the channels and on AXN.com in every
will handle additional distribution of the show worldwide
and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will handle digital and
DVD distribution exclusively, outside of North America.
said, "The Confession is one of the highest-quality
multi-platform series we've seen in our many years developing
and buying content for our TV and digital platforms. The series
will play great alongside AXN's biggest primetime shows and
Kiefer is a killer draw for our global audience."
Confession is a story of redemption and the exploration of
good and evil. The story begins on Christmas Eve when a hitman
(Kiefer Sutherland) enters a church to confess his sins to
a priest (John Hurt). Through a series of gripping flashbacks,
the Confessor's story is revealed.
audience is taken on a dramatic journey leading to the moment
where one man's chance at ultimate redemption hangs in the
balance. While at first the Confessor appears to be an evil,
cold-blooded killing machine and the Priest the ultimate arbiter
of good, both characters push the boundaries of right and