'Proven Innocent': Fox's upcoming legal drama finds home in UK and Africa after rights acquired by Universal TV
Fox's new upcoming legal drama 'Proven Innocent' has been licensed to Universal TV to air in the UK and Africa
Universal TV has acquired the exclusive rights to Fox's legal drama 'Proven Innocent' slated to premiere February 15 in the US. The show will now be available to audiences in the UK and Africa in March. Featuring Kelsey Grammer and Rachelle Lefevre, the series is set to premiere on Universal TV in March.
The upcoming courtroom drama centers around Madeline Scott, a fierce and uncompromising lawyer with a hunger for justice, leading her own criminal defense firm that fights for the wrongly convicted. Driven by passion, mainly because she herself was wrongly convicted at the age of 18, along with her brother, for the murder of her best friend Rosemary Lynch. The case became a tabloid sensation, making Scott an infamous media obsession until she was proven innocent.
Ten years after her release, Scott became a lawyer to fight for the victims of corrupt lawyers while maintaining her own innocence since the murderer of Rosemary Lynch was never found. The show, in a way, imagines the infamous case of Amanda Knox.
The drama series, created by David Elliot, is produced by 20th Century Fox Television in association with Danny Strong Productions. The acquisition stems from a larger deal between Universal TV's parent company NBCUniversal International Networks and Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution which gives them rights to the series in Africa, it was reported.
"We’re delighted that Proven Innocent will be on Universal TV in the UK and Africa," said David Smyth, senior vice president of sales and UK managing director for Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution. "Viewers are certain to be captivated by this unique new courtroom drama with a standout cast, led by Rachelle Lefevre and Kelsey Grammer."
"Proven Innocent is an emotional legal drama with justice at the heart," added Lee Raftery, managing director UK and emerging markets and chief marketing and content officer for NBCUniversal International Networks. “Universal TV viewers will be instantly gripped by the strong characters played by Rachelle Lefevre, cast in the role of hero and victim, standing boldly up against hard-as-nails attorney played by award-winning Kelsey Grammer. The subject matter is intriguing and will make exciting TV to watch."
'Proven Innocent' joins the likes of other Universal TV, UK, first-run shows including 'Chicago Med', 'Condor', 'Law and Order: Special Victims Unit', 'The Resident', 'Coroner', 'Burden Of Truth' and 'Private Eyes.'
'Proven Innocent' stars Rachelle Lefevre as Madeline Scott and Kelsey Grammer as Gore Bellows. Other cast members include Riley Smith, Russell Hornsby, Vincent Kartheiser, and Nikki M. James.