Titled “Your Honor,” the series is described as a legal thriller that rips through all strata of Chicago society. The project 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.
Moffat will write and executive produce. The Kings will executive produce under their King Size Productions Banner, with King Size’s Liz Glotzer also executive producing. In addition, Alon Aranya and Rob Golenberg of Scripted World will also serve as executive producers.
“When a pitch has you on the edge of your seat for 40 straight minutes, you know you’re hearing something special,” said Gary Levine, Showtime’s president of programming. “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.”
The series, produced by CBS Television Studios in association with King Size Productions, is being adapted from the Israeli series “Kvodo,” created by Ron Ninio and Shlomo Mashiach, produced by Ram Landes and airing on the country’s Yes TV.
“Peter Moffat’s extraordinary talent with complex characters, suspenseful plotting and moral shading make him the perfect writer for ‘Your Honor,’” said Robert and Michelle King. “His pitch held the room hostage, and we can’t wait to watch him bring this mesmerizing, complicated story to life.”
Robert and Michelle King have been nominated for four Emmy Awards for “The Good Wife,” for which they also won Peabody and WGA honors. Their other series include “The Good Fight,” “BrainDead,” and “In Justice.” Moffat is a two-time BAFTA award winner for “Criminal Justice” and was nominated for a WGA Award for its adaptation into “The Night Of,” on which he served as an executive producer.
Moffat is repped by Paradigm, United Agents, Bob Bookman Management and attorneys Nelson Davis. The Kings are repped by Paradigm and Del Shaw Moonves Tanaka Finkelstein and Lezcano. Glotzer is repped by by Paradigm and attorneys Myman Abell.
(Pictured: Robert and Michelle King)