The Firm commissioned by Global for 2012

From a media release:

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.

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 coming weeks.


4 thoughts on “The Firm commissioned by Global for 2012”

  1. Tragic that this is considered Canadian content. One Canadian actor and set in the USA. Can’t we do better?

  2. Djc
    More and more american movies and series have canadian connections and are filmed in canada.As for can we do better to be honest if you look at the last 5 years with the massive amount of movies and series in canada i think we should be proud of that.

  3. I’m not saying we shouldn’t have co-productions or not welcome US productions to be shot here, but when a Canadian TV network commissions a show to show on their network or cable network and then use that to fulfill the CanCon requirement on their station when it still looks American, that is what I mean by we can do better or actually, Global can do better. We do great work in Canada and Global (amoung others)doesn’t see that. Cancon should be set in Canada and done by Canadians.

  4. I was walking out of the office today in downtown Toronto and the first day of shooting had started. I loaded a few photos I grabbed on mywebsite and twitter feed. I think its great we have these big productions going on.

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