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Rake: New Greg Kinnear Series Coming to FOX

While many shows are being cancelled this week, FOX has announced four new dramas for the 2013-14 season. One is Rake, which stars Greg Kinnear as a brilliant and charming defense attorney whose personal life it a mess. The legal drama was created by Peter Duncan, the creator of an Australian series of the same name.

Here’s the network’s description and a photo from the pilot:

Rake TV show

RAKE – Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award winner Greg Kinnear makes his broadcast television series debut with the bold new legal drama RAKE, from executive producer Peter Tolan and creator/executive producer Peter Duncan, who created the hit Australian series of the same name. RAKE centers on Keegan Deane, one of life’s great addicts, a brilliant and frustratingly charming criminal defense attorney, whose chaotic and self-destructive personal life often gets in the way of his professional one. He takes on the cases that nobody else will touch, ruled by a resolute optimism, belief in justice and dogged determination to defend those who seem beyond redemption — much like himself.

RAKE is produced by Fedora Entertainment and Essential Media & Entertainment Pty Ltd., in association with Sony Pictures Television. The series is created and written by Peter Duncan (creator of the original Australian series). The series is executive-produced by Duncan, Peter Tolan (“Rescue Me,” “Analyze This”), Michael Wimer (“2012″), Richard Roxburgh (“Rake,” “Mission: Impossible II,” “Moulin Rouge”) and Ian Collie (“Rake”). Kinnear and Leslie Tolan (“Rescue Me,” “The Job”) are co-executive producers. Sam Raimi (“Oz the Great and Powerful,” “Spider-Man” franchise) directed and served as an executive producer on the pilot.

Other new FOX shows are Almost Human, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Dads, Enlisted, Gang Related, Sleepy Hollow, Surviving Jack,and Us & Them.

What do you think? Does Rake sound like it might be a good show?

 

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Justin Gallego May 10, 2013 at 2:40 am

I watch the show here, and love it. It’s a brilliant show and storyline.

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