FOX announced the Emmy, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning actor Kelsey Grammer has joined the network’s new legal drama “Proven Innocent.”According to the FOX press release, “Grammer will play Gore Bellows, a hard-as-nails and tough-on-crime state’s attorney, who goes up against an underdog legal team committed to reopening investigations to exonerate the innocent who were ‘proven’ guilty.”
Grammer said, “The subject matter is very timely and worth exploring; I am excited to be a part of that,” in the press release.
The series “follows a criminal defense firm led by Madeline Scott (Rachelle Lefevre, “Under the Dome,” “A Gifted Man”), a fierce and uncompromising lawyer with a hunger for justice. There is no one who understands the power of setting an innocent person free more than Madeline. At age 18, she was wrongfully convicted, along with her brother, Levi Scott (Riley Smith, “Frequency”), in a sensational murder case that made her an infamous media obsession, a household name and a national cause célèbre,” FOX shares in the press release, “While a hero and a victim to some, Madeline’s bold and bullish tactics earn her a number of enemies – especially Gore Bellows (Grammer), the prosecutor who initially put her away and still believes in her guilt. Despite Bellows’ ceaseless quest to see her behind bars again, Madeline will continue to defend others, even as she fights to maintain her innocence and searches for the real killer in her own case.”
The cast of “Proven Innocent” also stars Russell Hornsby, Vincent Kartheiser, and Nikki M. James. “Proven Innocent” is scheduled to premiere midseason on FOX.
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