Shonda Rhimes returns to the small screen with a new TV series. It is a legal drama, entitled For the Peoplewhich will be produced by Shondaland, the production house of the queen of the small screen and will see, among its protagonists, one of the most loved actors of recent years, who became famous thanks to one of his series, Bridgerton. We are talking about Regé-Jean Page, who after playing Simon, the Duke of Hastings in the first season of the rom-com based on the novels by Julia Quinn, is back together with his Shonda, for a new serial project, a drama series on the legal world , where six very young first-time lawyers will have to handle high-profile federal cases, created by Paul William Davies. But let’s go into more detail to find out what we know so far about this new Rhimes serial project.
For the People: what it’s about and who’s in the cast
The story is set in the Southern District Court of the Federal Court of New York where promising lawyers will have to prove their worth and win the esteem of their superiors by working on opposite sides of the law. On the one hand there are in fact the newcomers to the prosecutor’s office and on the other those who have landed in the ranks of public defender lawyers. They will all be tested, both personally and professionally, as the paths of their lives intertwine in and out of America’s most prestigious courthouse.
The two best friends Sandra Bell (Britt Robertson) and Allison Adams (Jasmin Savoy Brown), share the apartment and work for the defense alongside Jay Simmons (Wesam Keesh) and their boss Jill Carlan (Hope Davis). Every day they have to face the prosecution lawyers: Roger Gunn (Ben Shenkman) at the head of the Criminal Section of the Prosecutor’s Office, the ambitious and unscrupulous Leonard Knox (Regé-Jean Page), the very correct and fussy Kate Littlejohn (Susannah Flood) and Seth Oliver (Ben Rappaport) with whom Allison is in a relationship.
When For the People comes out and where to see it in Italy
For the People will debut July 14 exclusively on TimVision in complete version (2 seasons of 20 episodes each) The series was aired on ABC in the United States but in Italy it is still unpublished.