Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Amazon Confirms Series Order for Drama 'Trial' Starring Billy Bob Thornton & William Hurt

After several months in development, Amazon has officially announced a series order for drama Trial created by David E. Kelley and Jonathan Shapiro. The 10 episode season will debut in 2016.

The drama will star Billy Bob Thornton, William Hurt, Olivia Thirlby, Maria Bello, Tania Raymonde, Sarah Wynter, Britain Dalton and Molly Parker.

Kelly and Shapiro will executive produce alongside Ross Fineman and director David Semel.

"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 members next year."

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 weighted toward the rich and powerful.