Amazon Orders Billy Bob Thornton Legal Drama From David E. Kelley

Amazon is bypassing pilot season and going straight to trial with Billy Bob Thornton.

The premium streaming service has picked up David E. Kelley‘s Trial, a legal drama starring the former Fargo hitman and Humans‘ William Hurt, for 2016.

The upcoming series, in which Thornton stars as a lawyer on a quest for redemption, is described as a 21st Century David vs. Goliath battle fought in the American legal system.

The drama, co-created by Jonathan Shapiro (The Practice) and directed by David Semel (Madam Secretary), co-stars Mario Bello (Prisoners) and Olivia Thirlby (Juno).

What’s the verdict, TVLiners: Will you be tuning in?