Showtime has cast Carmen Ejogo and Isiah Whitlock Jr in “Your Honor,” their upcoming legal thriller that also stars Bryan Cranston.
The 10-episode limited series, set in New Orleans, is set to premiere in 2020. The “Breaking Bad” alum will play “a respected judge whose son is involved in a hit-and-run that leads to a high-stakes game of lies, deceit and impossible choices,” according to Showtime.
Ejogo will play Lee Delamere, a smart lawyer at a moneyed law firm whose passionate pursuit of justice pulls her back into the New Orleans criminal justice system. Whitlock will play Charlie, who is the oldest and best friend of Cranston’s Michael Desiato. “Your Honor” also stars Michael Stuhlbarg, Sofia Black-D’Elia and Hunter Doohan.
Ejogo is known for her role as Coretta Scott King in Ava DuVernay’s “Selma,” and was in the most recent season of HBO’s “True Detective.” Whitlock, meanwhile, is best known as the corrupt Sen. Clay Davis on HBO’s “The Wire” (famous for elongating a certain four-letter word).
“Your Honor,” produced by CBS Television Studios in association with King Size Productions, is being adapted from the Israeli series “Kvodo,” created by Ron Ninio and Shlomo Mashiach, produced by Ram Landes and airing on the country’s Yes TV. Liz Glotzer, Alon Aranya and Rob Golenberg of Scripted World and James Degus will also serve as executive producers.
Peter Moffat is showrunner. “Good Fight” husband and wife team Robert and Michelle King will executive produce.