The CW has expanded its list of script acquisitions, taking on the hour-long Canadian drama series “Family Law.” Entertainment One (eOne) previously secured international distribution rights for the series, which stars Jewel Staite, Victor Garber, Zach Smadu and Genelle Williams. Dan Loewy, eOne’s executive vice president of sales, brokered the deal.
“Family Law,” produced by Seven24 Films and Lark Productions for Corus Entertainment’s Global, follows lawyer and alcoholic Abigail Bianchi (Staite) recovering as she tries to put her personal and professional life back together. As part of his probation, he is forced to work alongside his estranged father, Harry (Garber), practicing family law for the first time. In addition, he must make new relationships with his half-brother Daniel (Smadu) and half-brother Lucy (Williams), whom he has never met.
“The result is a dysfunctional family law firm operating to help other families with their own dysfunction,” the logline wrote.
“Family Law,” which premiered its first 10-episode season in Canada, was created, written, and produced by Susin Nielsen. Jordy Randall, Tom Cox, Erin Haskett and Andy Mikita serve as executive producers. In May 2021, Global announced that the series had been renewed for a second season.
In the past year, The CW has acquired several scripted series, including “Leonardo,” starring Aidan Turner, Matilda De Angelis and Freddie Highmore, “Bump,” starring Nathalie Morris and “Professionals,” starring Tom Welling, Brendan Fraser and Elena Anaya.
Earlier this month, the network also announced early updates to “Superman & Lois,” “Walker,” “Kung Fu,” “Nancy Drew,” “All American,” “Riverdale” and “The Flash,” in addition to the previous ones. announced updates to the alternate series “Penn & Teller: Fool Us,” “Masters of Illusion” and “The Funniest Animals in the World.”
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