From a media release:
Highly Anticipated Original Series The Firm Begins Production in Toronto
- SERIES TO BE SIMULCAST ON GLOBAL AND NBC
- TRICIA HELFER AND SHAUN MAJUMDER JOIN FELLOW CANADIANS MOLLY PARKER AND CALLUM KEITH RENNIE IN STAR-STUDDED CAST
Global Television, Entertainment One (eOne), Sony Pictures Television Networks and NBC announced today the highly anticipated drama series The Firm began production last week in Toronto. The one-hour series will be simulcast on both Global and NBC in 2012 (premiere date TBC).
Joining the cast in recurring roles are Canadian actors Tricia Helfer (“Battlestar Galactica”) as Alex Clark and Shaun Majumder (“Detroit 1-8-7”) as Andrew Palmer. The series is based on the 1991 best-selling novel by world-renowned author John Grisham (“The Pelican Brief,” “The Client”).
The Firm stars Josh Lucas (“The Lincoln Lawyer,” “Sweet Home Alabama”) as Mitch McDeere, Callum Keith Rennie (“The Killing,” “Californication”) as Ray McDeere, Molly Parker (“Deadwood,” “Swingtown”) as Abby McDeere and Juliette Lewis (“Natural Born Killers,” “Cape Fear”) as Tammy Hemphill.
The series continues the story of attorney Mitch McDeere who, as a young associate, brought down the prestigious Memphis law firm of Bendini, Lambert & Locke, which operated as a front for the Chicago mob. After a difficult decade, McDeere and his family now emerge from isolation to reclaim their lives and their future — only to find that past dangers are still lurking and new threats are everywhere.
The Firm is produced by eOne in association with Sony Pictures Television Networks and Paramount Pictures. The executive producers are Grisham, Lukas Reiter (“Law & Order,” “Boston Legal”), John Morayniss (“Haven,” “Hung”), Michael Rosenberg (“Hung,” “The Riches”) and Noreen Halpern (“Rookie Blue,” “Call Me Fitz”). David Straiton (“House,” “Fringe”) is confirmed to direct the two-hour premiere episode and Helen Shaver (“Judging Amy,” “Law & Order: SVU”) will serve as a co- executive producer and will direct multiple episodes.