Presumed Innocent: David E Kelley heads to Apple TV+ for courtroom drama
James R | On 04, Feb 2022
Apple TV+ has ordered a new courtroom drama from David E Kelley (Big Little Lies, Nine Perfect Strangers).
Presumed Innocent is an eight-episode series based on the acclaimed book of the same name by Scott Turow. Kelley will serve as showrunner and executive producer alongside executive producers Dustin Thomason (Castle Rock), JJ Abrams and Bad Robot’s Ben Stephenson.
The drama tells the story of a horrific murder that upends the Chicago Prosecuting Attorney’s Office when one of its own is suspected of the crime. Multi-Emmy Award winner Kelley reimagines “Presumed Innocent,” exploring obsession, sex, politics, and the power and limits of love, as the accused fights to hold his family and marriage together.
Presumed Innocent hails from Bad Robot Productions and David E Kelley Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. Abrams and Stephenson executive produce for Bad Robot. In addition to writing, Kelley executive produces through David E. Kelley Productions alongside Matthew Tinker. Thomason also serves as executive producer. Scott Turow and Bad Robot’s Rachel Rusch Rich will serve as co-executive producers.
The book was previously adapted for the screen in 1990, directed by Alan J Pakula and starring Harrison Ford.