Kevin Costner Will Be the Ally McBeal of Amazon

June 26, 2015

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Perhaps finally enticing Dad to use the Prime membership you bought him last Christmas, Amazon is going to put Kevin Costner in a legal drama. According to Deadline, Coster is in talks to follow up his sudden film resurgence with an Amazon streaming series titled Trial. It's the latest of so many a lawyer show from Ally McBeal, The Practice, and Boston Legal creator David E. Kelley, and it basically sounds like it's The Verdict: The Series. Costner would play Billy McBride, a lawyer who lost a case that saw a kid murdered, sending him into a guilt-ridden spiral of drinking and despair that makes him lose his wife and his partnership at his law firm. But guess what. Like Costner himself, McBride is making a comeback, bringing a case directly against his former partner and, in the process, recapturing his old spark. Should Costner sign on to Trial, it will get a ten-episode, straight-to-series order, and it will quietly be agreed upon that McBride's drinking will then become a metaphor for Waterworld.

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