SEATTLE, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Amazon says it has greenlit Trial, a legal drama executive produced and written by David E. Kelley and Jonathan Shapiro.
"Billy Bob Thornton, William Hurt and David E. Kelley are world-class talents who have achieved longstanding success in captivating storytelling," Roy Price, vice president of Amazon Studios, said in a statement Wednesday. "We are excited to bring this series to our customers next year."
Trial is described in a news release as "the ultimate David vs. Goliath battle fought in the 21st century American legal system."
"The series follows a down-and-out lawyer 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."
Kelley is also the creator of Picket Fences, The Practice, Boston Legal and Ally McBeal.