'Proven Innocent' Season 1 preview: Violet Price is the fierce feminist icon to watch for in Fox's new legal drama
The legal courtroom drama revolves around Madeline, but most of the action and amazing dialogue is catapulted by Violet Price, communications director of Injustice Defense Group
Behind every successful woman is herself, and also another successful woman to have her back.
In Fox's upcoming legal drama, 'Proven Innocent,' we meet Madeline Scott, a fierce lawyer fighting for the wrongly convicted. Her mission isn't just to prove the innocent of their innocence, she has to maintain her innocence as well. Years ago, Madeline was falsely imprisoned for the murder of her best friend, Rosemary Lynch.
The case turned into a rampant social sensation and made tabloid headlines. When she was proven innocent after serving jail time, she decided to pursue law and serve justice exactly where it belongs, and definitively, the innocent, coerced into false confessions by "corrupt" lawyers, were the topmost on her priority list.
Madeline, played by Rachelle Lefevre, will make you adore her, love her and empathize with her, as she struggles to rise above a corrupt judicial system plaguing society. While she is fierce and independent, she has major support stemming from another powerful woman - Violet Price. Violet is a communications director for Injustice Defense Group, and is the most vocal supporter of Madeline's cause.
We have seen a glimpse of her in the trailer, mostly interviewing Madeline and her team. For example, when she asks Madeline on a radio program if she is "nervous going against the man who put you away" Madeline 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."
Violet Price plays a key role in delivering the message of justice and is another arc to the leading-lady driven drama, because she, herself is one. Played by Nikki M. James, Violet is described as a person who ensures the story of injustice is told. She's got a "little sass," and a "little flair," in James's own words, but most importantly she gets to smile the most on the show.
"I work to make sure that people out there in the world know about the stories of the people we are representing. Our clients who are suffering in jail for crimes they did not commit," Price said in a new trailer.
Her introduction begins with a statement that "70 percent of female wrongful convictions occur in cases where there was no crime to begin with." Violet Price establishes herself as the heroine you should watch out for when the legal drama airs February 15. Her strong presence and absolute passion harnesses Madeline's determination to seek justice and multiplies the impact of the show, and her smile renders sunshine to the courtroom drama.
The combined forces of Madeline Scott and Violet Price is something to look forward to. We can't wait to see two powerful women coming together and kicking the as**es of the "corrupt" men in suits, because the most powerful dramas are run by women, if I am not mistaken, be it 'Suits', 'How to Get Away with Murder', or 'Ally McBeal.'