×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Fox Orders Legal Drama Pilot From David Elliot and Danny Strong

Fox has ordered a new legal drama pilot from David Elliot and Danny Strong.

The currently untitled project has Elliot attached to write and executive producer and Strong attached to executive produce. The project hails from Danny Strong Prods. in association with 20th Century Fox Television and also has Stacy Greenberg attached as executive producer.

The one-hour drama is set in a wrongful conviction law firm. Led by a “fierce and female lawyer with a hunger for  justice,” whose motivation comes from an “infamous past,” the legal team within the firm reopens investigations, putting their own lives in danger to exonerate the innocent that were “proven” guilty.

The lead character’s past backstory is that 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. The series will see her defend others as she fights to maintain her own innocence.

This is the third new drama pilot Fox has ordered for the 2018-19 season, joining Josh Safran’s “Mixtape” and an untitled project from Ilene Chaiken and Melissa Scrivner Love. The network also has supernatural drama “The Passage” in play, rolled from last season. It is the eighth new pilot the network has ordered overall.

This is also the third Fox pilot order to center on a female lead. Chaiken and Scrivner’s project follows a female FBI Special Agent investigating domestic terrorism, while Erin Foster’s “Daddy Issues,” which is loosely based on her own life, revolves on a single woman in her 30s who refuses to settle down.

Elliot was a supervising producer on History Channel’s “Knightfall.” Strong co-created “Empire,” which has been on Fox since 2015 and is currently in its fourth season.

Elliot is repped by WME and Strong is repped by CAA.

More TV

  • Apple Reveals New TV Streaming Service

    Apple Reveals New TV Streaming Service

    Apple on Monday unveiled plans for its long-anticipated streaming TV service. Sharing a stage with top talent including Steven Spielberg, Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Jason Momoa, Viola Davis, and Kumail Nanjiani, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced Apple TV+, the new platform for original television programming. “TV is more than just entertainment, it’s cultural,” Cook said [...]

  • La Liga Launches LaLigaSportTV OTT Streaming

    Spain’s La Liga Launches Pioneering OTT Service to Promote Spanish Sports Federations

    Spain’s top Soccer league, La Liga, has unveiled a new OTT service, LaLigaSportsTV. The service provides audiences with free coverage of major and minor Spanish sports content streamed directly to their personal devices. It looks set to be the first such service offered by a major European league, and of singular scope and objectives. LaLigaSportsTV [...]

  • Veep Season 6

    TV Shows to Watch the Week of March 25, 2019: 'Veep' Final Season, 'Barry' Season 2

    Welcome back to Tune In: our weekly newsletter offering a guide to the best of the week’s TV. Each week, Variety’s TV team combs through the week’s schedule, selecting our picks of what to watch and when/how to watch them. This week, “Veep” launches into its final season, and “Barry” season 2 debuts, both on [...]

  • Mandy Moore Walk of Fame Honor

    'This Is Us' Star Mandy Moore on Why She Is 'Operating at My Best Now'

    “This Is Us” star Mandy Moore successfully transitioned from a teenage pop star to an adult who juggles singing, acting and, soon enough, producing professionally. On March 25 she is being celebrated for her achievements with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, an honor she calls “tremendously humbling.” “I feel like I’m operating [...]

  • Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Jon Huertas,

    ‘This Is Us’ Creator Teases Final Moments of Season 3 Finale

    The final moments of the “This Is Us” Season 3 finale were so secretive, that series stars Sterling K. Brown and Susan Kelechi Watson received redacted scripts. Justin Hartley said when he found out the last moments, he told himself, “Oh f—, they did it to me again.” Brown, Watson and Hartley joined other cast [...]

  • Apple Event: How to Watch Live-Stream

    How to Live-Stream Today's Apple Event

    Monday is the coming-out party for Apple’s Hollywood ambitions: After years of trademark secrecy about its plans to stream into video entertainment, the tech giant is set to pull back the curtain at a media event. The live program kicks off at 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET, on Monday, March 25, from the [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content