OJ Simpson Prosecutor Marcia Clark Sells Legal Drama to NBC

Series based on Clark’s book “Blood Defense” scores put pilot commitment at network

Last Updated: August 26, 2016 @ 12:46 PM

Marcia Clark has sold a new legal drama to NBC with a put pilot commitment, TheWrap has learned.

Clark, best known for being the prosecutor in the infamous O.J. Simpson murder trial, will co-write the series, which is based on her book “Blood Defense.”

The series will follow Sarah Brinkman, a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney whose life is thrown into chaos when she must defend a police detective in a homicide case.

Sara Fain and Elizabeth Craft will co-write and executive produce the series along with Clark. David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman and Laurie Zak are also executive producers. ABC Studios will produce along with Mandeville TV.

Clark began her career as a prosecutor for the state of California. She was thrust onto the national stage when she was named lead prosecutor of the Simpson trial in 1994. After her legal career ended, she began writing  novels and has published several to date.

She was put back in the spotlight this year when FX began airing the anthology series “People v OJ Simpson: American Crime Story,” which garnered numerous Emmy nominations. Sarah Paulson was nominated for her role as Clark. ESPN also aired the 8-hour documentary “OJ: Made in America.”

Clark is represented by UTA.