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Where to watch Jury Duty: the breakout new show we’re obsessed with

Where to watch 'Jury Duty' show in Australia.

Jury Duty is the newly-released television series that feels like it's hot on everyone's lips right now, and we're here to tell you that you should definitely find some time to park yourself on the couch and settle in to watch this outrageously-premised show.

The eight-episode series was co-written by Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, two of the writers from The Office, and places a real, unsuspecting person at the centre of a phoney trial, managing to get away with their up-close-and-personal style of filming under the guise that they are taking part in the making of a 'serious documentary'.

You can watch the trailer for the first season below.

What's it about?

The mockumentary was filmed in an American courtroom, and follows a hilariously unorthodox trial where everyone is an actor – except for one unsuspecting jury member named Ronald Glennan. Glennan is quintessential in just about every way – your stereotypical 'average American guy' – a solar contractor with, it would seem, an endearing charm.

What ensues across the episodes falls somewhere between The Office and The Truman Show, as we see Glennan react to the set-up hijinks of fellow jury members, and outrageous fake testimonies and other court room antics.

Leading the cast is, most notably, Westworld and Dead To Me actor James Marsden, who manages to get around the blight of being recognisably famous by playing a self-involved, narcissistic version of himself on the show, reminding the courtroom and fellow jurors – including Glennan – frequently of his fame. We also see Kirk Fox (Community) and Mekki Leeper (The Sex Lives Of College Girls) join the cast as part of the court room ensemble.


Where can I watch it?

You can stream the first six episodes of season one of Jury Duty now on Amazon Prime Video. The last two episodes will be available on the platform from Friday 21 April.


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Image: courtesy of Amazon Freevee.