Apple, with David E. Kelley, JJ Abrams, and Dustin Thomason in the background named Presumed Innocent He started working on a series. Inspired by Scott Turow’s novel of the same name, the courtroom thriller tells the story of a grisly murder that turns the Chicago Attorney’s Office upside down when one of their own becomes a suspect. Apple has ordered an eight-episode miniseries.
Kelley is adapting the novel for the screen and will serve as executive producer and showrunner through David E. Kelley Productions. JJ Abrams and Ben Stephenson will executive produce for Bad Robot. Dustin Thomason also executive produces with Matthew Tinker of David E. Kelley Productions. Turow and Bad Robot’s Rachel Rusch Rich will serve as executive producers. Warner Bros. It will serve as a television studio.
Bad Robot is currently under a general deal on the WB. The show marks the second collaboration between Thomason and Abrams, who previously worked together on the Hulu series “Castle Rock.” Thomason co-created the series and served as showrunner with Abrams as executive producer. Thomason is also known for his work on shows like “Manhattan” on WGN America and “Lie to Me” on Fox.
This project is the latest in a series of new projects for prolific TV creator Kelley. In addition to “Presumed Innocent”, there is “Anatomy of a Scandal” on Netflix and “Big Shot” on Disney Plus. Next up are “A Man in Full” and “The Lincoln Lawyer” on Netflix, “The Missing” on Peacock, and “Love and Death” on HBO Max. Abrams is currently the executive producer of the HBO series “Westworld” and previously served as executive producer with Apple on both “Little Voice” and “Lisey’s Story.”