A High Profile Partnership with NBC Universal and Entertainment One
Executive Produced by Lukas Reiter (Law & Order, Boston Legal, The Practice)
TORONTO, May 16 /CNW/ - Already a bestselling novel and a box office
smash hit, John Grisham's The Firm has now been commissioned by Global, NBC Universal and Entertainment One for an original 22-episode x 60-minute series. The Firm will premiere midseason 2012 in tandem on Global and NBC as part of the
networks' fall TV seasons.
"This series is an exciting extension of the popular Grisham brand and a key addition to Global's new fall midseason primetime lineup,"
said Barbara Williams, SVP, Content, Shaw Media. "The Firm is an excellent opportunity to steadily build upon our growing number of
high-profile network partnerships, joining the likes of Titanic, Combat Hospital and the #1 new Canadian drama, Rookie Blue."
Executive produced by Lukas Reiter (Law & Order, Boston Legal, The Practice) and John Grisham, The Firm continues the story of Mitchell Y. McDeere and his family, 10 years
after the events of the popular film and novel.
As a young associate, Mitchell Y. McDeere brought down Bendini, Lambert
& Locke, a prestigious Memphis law firm operating as a front for the
Chicago Mob. His life was never the same. After a difficult 10 years,
which included a stay in the Federal Witness Protection Program, Mitch
and his family emerge from isolation determined to reclaim their lives
and their future - only to find that past dangers are still lurking and
new threats are everywhere.
Lukas Reiter serves as the series show runner; Canadian Alyson Feltes (The Associates, Shattered) joins Peter Noah, David Feige, William Rothko, Vincent Angell and
Jonathan Shapiro as part of the series' writing team.
The Firm is produced by Entertainment One in association with Sony Pictures
Television and Paramount Pictures.
The Firm will be shot on location in Toronto. More details to be released in the
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About Shaw Communications Inc.
Shaw Communications Inc. is a diversified communications and media
company, providing consumers with broadband cable television,
High-Speed Internet, Home Phone, telecommunications services (through
Shaw Business), satellite direct-to-home services (through Shaw Direct)
and engaging programming content (through Shaw Media). Shaw serves 3.4
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Media operates one of the largest conventional television networks in
Canada, Global Television, and 18 specialty networks including HGTV
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