Fox is staying in business with Danny Strong and has ordered a new legal drama pilot from the Empire executive producer.
The untitled project comes from writer and executive producer David Elliot and is set in an wrongful conviction firm.
Led by a fierce and fearless female lawyer with a hunger for justice, the team reopens investigations, putting their own lives in danger to exonerate the innocent that were ‘proven’ guilty. Our lead’s motivation comes from her infamous past; as a young adult she was found guilty and later exonerated in a high-profile case in which she became a tabloid sensation, household name and national celebrity. While a hero and a victim to some, her bold and bullish tactics garner her some enemies— one of whom will do anything to see her go down for a crime we know she did not commit. We will watch her defend others as she fights to maintain her own innocence.
Strong will executive produce alongside Stacy Greenberg.
This is only the third drama pilot Fox has ordered this development cycle and it will join Josh Safran’s Mixtape and an untitled FBI drama from Strong’s Empire colleague Ilene Chaiken in consideration for series pickup.
Be sure to check out our constantly updating pilot guide for every pilot ordered thus far.
Linda Ge | TV Editor