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'Good Wife' creators adapting Israeli legal thriller 'Kyodo' as 'Your Honor' for Showtime

By Karen Butler

Oct. 20 (UPI) -- The Good Wife and BrainDead creators Robert and Michelle King are executive producing a Chicago-set legal thriller for Showtime called Your Honor.

Adapted from the Israeli series Kvodo, Your Honor was penned by Peter Moffat -- whose Criminal Justice served as the basis for celebrated miniseries The Night Of.

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Your Honor "follows the son of a respected judge who is involved in a hit and run. Soon after they are both drawn into a high-stakes game of lies, deceit and impossible choices when it comes to light that the victim was the son of a notorious crime boss," a press release explained.

No casting has been announced yet.

"When a pitch has you on the edge of your seat for 40 straight minutes, you know you're hearing something special," Gary Levine, Showtime's president of programming, said. "When the pitchers are as talented, experienced and acclaimed as Michelle King, Robert King and Peter Moffat, you buy it in the room and start planning for a fascinating new Showtime series."

"Peter Moffat's extraordinary talent with complex characters, suspenseful plotting and moral shading make him the perfect writer for Your Honor," added Robert and Michelle King in their own joint statement. "His pitch held the room hostage, and we can't wait to watch him bring this mesmerizing, complicated story to life."

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