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Showtime Picks Up Chicago Legal Thriller From 'Good Wife' Team

By Emma G. Gallegos in Arts & Entertainment on Oct 19, 2017 9:49PM

"Good Wife" executive producers Michelle and Robert King will helm the new project. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images)
A riveting, new Chicago legal thriller called "Your Honor" has been picked up by Showtime.

The show is based on an Israeli series, according to The Hollywood Reporter. And it seems to be in good hands: it will be executive produced by Robert and Michelle King, who brought us that other Chicago legal classic "The Good Wife." It will be written and produced by Peter Moffat, a writer who was behind the British series that inspired "The Night Of."

Variety describes the plot this way: "The project follows the son of a respected judge who is involved in a hit and run. Soon after they are both drawn into a high-stakes game of lies, deceit and impossible choices when it comes to light that the victim was the son of a notorious crime boss."

Robert and Michelle King said in a statement to Variety, "His pitch held the room hostage, and we can’t wait to watch him bring this mesmerizing, complicated story to life."

It's probably too early to know whether the show will be shot on location. The Good Wife was shot in New York mostly, thanks to star Julianna Marguiles' desire to be close to family, the Tribune notes. This would be the third Showtime series that takes place in Chicago: Shameless takes place here though it's mainly filmed in Los Angeles and Lena Waithe's upcoming series The Chi will take place on the South Side.