The trial period is over. Today, Amazon announced it has greenlit a new drama from David E. Kelley titled Trial.
The series stars Billy Bob Thornton, Olivia Thirlby, William Hurt, Maria Bello, and Molly Parker.
Trial will be a legal drama that “follows a down-and-out lawyer (Thornton) as he seeks redemption. His one shot depends on getting justice in a legal system where truth has become a commodity, and the scales of justice have never been more heavily weighed toward the rich and powerful.”
This is far from the first legal drama Kelley has worked on. Previously, he’s created popular legal shows like Ally McBeal, The Practice, and Boston Legal.
No word on when the series will premiere, but it will be available exclusively to Amazon Prime members.
Here’s the official announcement:
SEATTLE — Dec. 2, 2015 — (NASDAQ: AMZN) – Amazon today announced it has greenlit dramatic Amazon Original Series Trial to debut exclusively on Prime Video in the US, UK, Germany, Austria, and Japan next year. The new series stars Oscar winners Billy Bob Thornton (Fargo) and William Hurt (Broadcast News), along with Olivia Thirlby (Juno), Maria Bello (Prisoners) and Molly Parker (House of Cards). Trial is written by David E. Kelley (Ally McBeal) and Jonathan Shapiro (The Practice); executive produced by Kelley, Shapiro and Ross Fineman (Lights Out); and directed by David Semel (Madam Secretary).
“Billy Bob Thornton, William Hurt and David E. Kelley are world-class talents who have achieved longstanding success in captivating storytelling,” said Roy Price, Vice President, Amazon Studios. “We are excited to bring this series to our customers next year.”
Trial stars Thornton, Hurt, Thirlby, and Bello in the ultimate David vs. Goliath battle fought in the 21st century American legal system. The series follows a down-and-out lawyer (Thornton) as he seeks redemption. His one shot depends on getting justice in a legal system where truth has become a commodity, and the scales of justice have never been more heavily weighed toward the rich and powerful.”
What do you think? Are you a fan of David E. Kelley’s previous work? Would you be interested in seeing Trial?