Executives at Amazon have officially given the go-ahead to new courtroom drama Trial, which will star two heavy-weights in Oscar winners Billy Bob Thornton and William Hurt.The series has been rumored to be in development for some time now, and will tell the story of a down-and-out lawyer named Billy McBride (Thornton) who is looking to redeem himself in his life and career. According to Amazon, his character will be focused on “getting justice in a legal system where truth has become a commodity, and the scales of justice have never been more heavily weighted toward the rich and powerful.”Trial will be written by well-known writing duo David E. Kelley and Jonathan Shapiro (The Practice, Boston Legal), and will be directed by David Semel (Madam Secretary). Other actors set to appear in the new show include Molly Parker (House of Cards) and Olivia Thirlby (Juno).In typical Prime release fashion, Trial will stream exclusively to Prime Video subscribers in the United States, U.K., Germany, Austria and Japan when it is first released next year.The new show is a promising prospect for the streaming video company, with an impressive cast alongside a team with experience in writing quality legal dramas. That said, the show… Read full this story
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