Maria Bello Cast The Trial Netflix

Maria Bello, Lost Actress Join Amazon Legal Drama From David E. Kelley

Maria Bello and Tania Raymonde have a (court) date with The Trial.

The actresses have been cast in  Amazon’s forthcoming legal drama from David E. Kelley (The Practice), per The Hollywood Reporter.

The Trial follows Billy McBride (played by Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo), whose guilt over losing a murder case has driven him to become an alcoholic, which in turn has cost him his wife — Bello’s Julie, an attorney herself — and his job. Over the course of the series, which is heading toward a 10-episode, straight-to-series order, Billy brings a case against his former law partner ands starts to get his groove back.

Raymonde (Lost) will play Brittany Gold, a prostitute/Billy’s legal secretary.

Bello and Raymonde join a cast that includes Olivia Thirlby (Bored to Death) and William Hurt (Humans).

Bello’s TV credits include ERPrime Suspect and Touch. In addition to Lost, Raymonde has shot stints on Switched at BirthCold CaseMalcolm in the Middle and The Last Ship, among other series.

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8 Comments
  1. DougMac says:

    Great cast. Bello was great in the U.S. Prime Suspect, too bad that show never recovered in the ratings from the awful pilot, it was pretty good after that

  2. rebecca says:

    I don’t care for Billy Bob, but now Maria Bello is aboard, I will be watching.

  3. Wordsmith says:

    I think tone will be a major determining factor on whether I’ll give this one a shot. The description makes it sound heavy and not terribly fun, but if it’s got a bit of Boston Legal-ish quirkiness, with a cast like this, I could definitely make the time.

  4. DavidSask says:

    Damn that is a great cast, hope show lives up to it!

  5. Dean says:

    with big name stars joining online shows, netflix, amazon etc. The Emmys may need a new category.

  6. Jay says:

    Oh man, I’ve been waiting for another legal drama from David E Kelly for years. The Practice is one of my favourite shows of all times. Hopefully he sticks with making it a drama and doesn’t try and make the characters kookier with each episode.

  7. mooshki says:

    Yay! I’ve loved Tania since Malcolm in the Middle.