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Amazon Gives Series Order To David E. Kelley's 'Trial'

Amazon today announced it has greenlit dramatic Amazon Original Series Trial to debut exclusively on Prime Video in the US, UK, Germany, Austria, and Japan next year.

The new series stars Oscar winners Billy Bob Thornton and William Hurt, along with Olivia Thirlby, Maria Bello and Molly Parker.

Trial is written by David E. Kelley and Jonathan Shapiro; executive produced by Kelley, Shapiro and Ross Fineman; and directed by David Semel.

Trial stars Thornton, Hurt, Thirlby and Bello in the ultimate David vs. Goliath battle fought in the 21st century American legal system.

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 weighed toward the rich and powerful.

“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 customers next year.”

**Photo courtesy of FX**

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