'Proven Innocent' Season 1 preview: Watch out Gore Bellows, Madeline Scott is the ultimate feminist icon on Fox's new show
'Proven Innocent' is about a young fierce lawyer fighting against injustices plaguing her world and it's inspirational to see how swiftly she overcomes major challenges
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. Fox's upcoming legal drama slated to premiere February 15, isn't what you'd expect on Valentine's Day. It's about a strong fierce woman named Madeline Scott, played by Rachelle Lefevre, who was wrongly convicted for the murder of her best friend, Rosemary Lynch.
Ten years after she was proven innocent, she became a lawyer to defend the falsely condemned and is still striving to prove her own innocence, because the murder of her best friend was never solved, which means the murderer is still out there.
At first, we see Madeline Scott, an innocent 18-year-old living her teen life with her friends. Suddenly, the getaway turns into a nightmare when her best friend is murdered and the blame is pinned on Madeline and her brother, Levi (Riley Smith). Madeline becomes a tabloid sensation, nicknamed an "All-American Psycho" and a "monster" among other things. A story about a teen girl, killing her best friend, and living a rather wild party lifestyle, becomes selling news and Madeline loses everything.
However, when tables turn and she is proven innocent, she becomes a "hero," for living through struggles and serving jail time. She rises from the ashes and studies to become a leading lawyer, one with a purpose; to defend the wrongly convicted. She empathizes and understands while making prolific logical arguments. However, despite overcoming adversity, she is still considered a murderer by many, including the lawyer who put her behind bars, Gore Bellows, played by Kelsey Grammer.
Time comes for Madeline to go head-to-head with Bellows for a case, and definitely, it is not easy for her. He is the man who locked her up in prison for years, she loathes him and is afraid of him. When Nikki M. James, who plays Violet Price, asks Madeline on a radio programme if she is "nervous going against the man who put you away" Madeline boldly responds, "Any opportunity to show that our white knight state's attorney is really a corrupt liar, is an opportunity I am eager to take."
Madeline's determination has made her come this far, and while there is still so much more to conquer, our girl will definitely get there. A fine example of a strong woman, Madeline juggles her life by being there for her family, especially her brother who was convicted along with her. She is there for her clients, who are effectively outcasts to her fellow lawyers, who only want to take up cases guaranteeing a win. Madeline runs her own firm and isn't afraid to take risks in the slightest. In fact, she wants to put down Bellows, because he is what she deems to be a "corrupt lawyer."
Bellows is a famous lawyer, thanks to Madeline's own case, he rose to glorious fame, she is aware proving him wrong will not be an easy task, because he has earned a reputed name in the industry. But Madeline isn't someone to back down, she never will. She may be a new name in the industry, but she is a woman, determined to fight for justice, there's no stopping her - Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.