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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

New series ‘Injustice’ For Dick Wolf...

Hmmmm....

By NELLIE ANDREEVA | Tuesday September 4, 2012 @ 3:00pm PDT
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Nellie Andreeva
Law & OrdermastermindDick Wolf is returning to the courtroom with Injustice, a U.S. version of a British format, which will be written by former Friday Night Lights executive producer David Hudgins.
The project, from Universal TV and studio-based Wolf Films, is described as an intricate legal drama/psychological thriller about a devoted criminal defense attorney with a dark past buried deep in his psyche and heart, who juggles his complicated family situation with his emotionally conflicted feelings about representing heinous criminals. The original, created by Anthony Horowitz, ran as a five-episode limited series on ITV1 in summer 2011. It starred James Purefoy as the barrister at the center of the story. (See the trailer below.) Hudgins is executive producing the NBC version with Wolf Films’ Wolf, Danielle Gelber and Peter Jankowski. Horowitz and Jill Green, producer of the original series, will serve as producers.
In addition to veteran Law & Order: SVU, WME-repped Wolf Films has new firefighter drama Chicago Fire on NBC this fall. The company renewed its dealwith NBCUniversal in May.
For Hudgins, Injustice stems from the new overall deal with Uni TV he signed in April. Hudgins worked on FNL for the entire run of the series, serving as co-showrunner with Jason Katims on the much-lauded final season. Hudgins also has served as a co-executive producer on Katims’ latest series, NBC’sParenthood, for the past two seasons.
This is the second adaptation of an European format at NBC/Uni TV for UTA-repped Hudgins, who wrote a U.S. version of praised Danish drama Borgen last season

9 comments:

JoJo said...

Be interested to see it, if it gets made and not shelved.

Debra said...

Hmmmm, indeed!

vikeau said...

Amrican adaptations of British TV shows generally do pretty well.

Nantz said...

You never know what could happen. What piqued my interest was the reference to juggling family with the job and similar to the premise of 'Blue Tilt'

maculae said...

@vikeau Not quite true. The last major drama that they imported from the UK to network TV (Prime Suspect) was canned pretty quickly. In fact, aside from reality shows or competition shows, they tend to get canned pretty quickly. The Office seems to be an anomaly in that it out lasted it's British counterpart.

vikeau said...

maculae I was thinking about those shows from long ago that were US adapations of British shows and we had no idea that the show was a British rip off--ie Stanford and Son comes to mind. It seems that if we here in the States get to see a British TV, the American adapation just doesn't match up. I for one would rather watch the British series--another recent example would be Being Human and Top Gear. Can't tolerate the US versions.

maculae said...

@vikeau, well I can't really speak for shows before the 90's ;-) But I guess more recently aside from reality shows (of which I do consider Top Gear), they tend to get canned. I forgot about Being Human. Seems like scifi from the UK is kind of coming over. Torchwood mini-series (on Starz) and Primeval (don't know what channel it'll be on) off the top of my head.

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing.

Nantz said...

You're so welcome, just speculating on my part.