Billy Bob Thornton is back on Amazon Prime Video this June for a second season of Goliath, and judging by the first trailer for his return, he means business.
Thornton won the 2017 Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Drama Series for the legal thriller, which became the most-binged first season of an Amazon original series in its first 10 days.
“Billy Bob Thornton is on blistering form,” we wrote in our review, describing the show as “a riveting hate-fuelled legal drama.”
Amazon swiftly renewed the show for a second run, with Thornton reprising his role as washed-up lawyer Billy McBride, joined by new series regulars Mark Duplass, Morris Chestnut and Ana De La Reguera.
We catch up with McBride as he is reluctantly pulled back into the law when his friend’s 16-year-old son is arrested for a double homicide. However, as Billy, Patty (Nina Arianda) and the team start to investigate what appears to be an open and shut murder case, they begin to untangle a deadly conspiracy in the seedy underbelly of Los Angeles, where drugs, real estate and politics intermingle. Once again, Billy finds himself facing a new Goliath, one that is as formidable as the city’s mayoral race and as tall as the skyline itself.
Duplass will play Tom Wyatt, a successful developer who wants to give Los Angeles a distinct skyline, with Chestnut playing Chief Deputy District Attorney Hakeem Rashad, who has an old grudge against Billy. and Ana De La Reguera (Narcos, Nacho Libre) co-stars as Marisol Silva, a city councilwoman in the race to be the first Latina mayor of Los Angeles, while Tania Raymonde (Lost) and Diana Hopper (Casual) also return as Brittany Gold and Denise McBride, respectively.
The series is created by David E. Kelley (Ally McBeal) and Jonathan Shapiro (The Practice), with Lawrence Trilling (Parenthood) and Geyer Kosinski (Fargo) exec-producing Season 2.
“We’re excited to bring back a new season of Goliath starring Golden Globe Winner Billy Bob Thornton,” says Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios. “This chapter tells a powerfully suspenseful, multi-layered story that explores the gritty side of a broken political and legal system.”
All eight episodes will premiere on Friday 15th June exclusively on Amazon Prime Video, with Season 1 still available to stream. Catch up with our reviews of the first season here, or watch the trailer below:
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