We are always thirsty for a little scintillating true crime here, with so much coming out over the last few years, including the pending release of the nail biting The Girl from Plainville, we have been waiting for our next toe curling fix to tide us over. As it turns out, we won't have long to wait with welcome news of the new courtroom thriller Presumed Innocent. The latest collaboration from TV execs David E. Kelly and J.J Abrams.
What is the plot of Presumed Innocent?
The film will follow closely along the published novel and the film of the same name that was released in 1990, starring Harrison Ford. It follows a harrowing murder that sends the Chicago Prosecuting Attorneys’ office into chaos, when one of its own is suspected of committing the crime. Like the book and film that came before, the series will follow similar themes of sex, obsession, political power plays and the lengths of love one goes to when their life has been upended.
Who is involved in Presumed Innocent?
As previously mentioned, the show will be produced by David E. Kelley in association with J.J. Abrams and Ben Stephenson. In addition to producing, Kelley will also come on as writer. His recent work has included Hulu’s Nine Perfect Strangers and HBO’s The Undoing. Abrams and his Bad Robot have worked with Apple on a number of series including Little Voice and Lisey’s Story. The production company is also working on a number of series for HBO Max including Constantine, Demimonde and Madame X. Not much has been mentioned yet in terms of cast, but given the subject matter we can imagine it will be full of some dramatic heavyweights.
Get your first taste of the series below.
No official release date has been given yet but in the meantime, but what we do know is that the streamer has ordered an eight-part series for Apple set for release later this year. In the meantime, if you want a taste of nostalgia you can watch the 1990 film online or read Tudrow's book.