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WHAT IS IT? From the executive producers of The Night Of and based on the original Israeli drama Kvodo, Emmy and
Golden Globe winner Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) stars in this ten-part, morally complex legal thriller that rips through all levels of New Orleans society.
In his first leading role in a television series since the conclusion of Breaking Bad, Cranston plays a respected judge who tries to protect his son after he becomes involved in a hit-and-run, believing he can keep him safe if he tells no one. However, it soon becomes clear that the accident’s victim is a member of a crime family that metes out its own brand of justice. Torn between protecting his son and doing the honourable thing, he is led into
WHAT’S THE STORY?
to a high-stakes game of lies, deceit and impossible choices.
BRYAN CRANSTON ON PREPARING FOR THE ROLE:
“Well, the first thing I did was go to New Orleans where the story takes place, and go to the courthouse. I watched a bunch of different trials in various stages and observed the judges and how they handle themselves. Some are very “masters of their universe” kind of thing, and they take control. Others like to be in the background. From the script, and from experiencing the trials for two weeks and different judges, I just started to pick and choose what elements and personality fit best for the story. And I think Michael, he’s one to sit back and allow the jury and the lawyers to take control of a trial. Unless he needs to make a statement, then he’ll step in.”