Fox is set to introduce the legal drama Proven Innocent on February 15, 2019. Proven Innocent will air on Fridays at 9pm ET/PT and in support of the series premiere, the network’s released photos and details of what viewers can expect when they tune in.
The cast features a batch of veteran television stars including Grimm‘s Russell Hornsby, Under the Dome‘s Rachelle Lefevre, and Frasier‘s Kelsey Grammer. Frequency‘s Riley Smith, Mad Men‘s Vincent Kartheiser, and The Good Wife‘s Nikki M. James also star in season one.
Two-time Emmy Award winner Danny Strong (Game Change) executive produces along with series creator David Elliot, Stacy Greenberg, and Adam Armus. Armus is the first season’s showrunner.
Proven Innocent follows an underdog criminal defense firm led by Madeline Scott (Lefevre), 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 (Smith), in a sensational murder case that made her an infamous media obsession, a household name and a national cause célèbre.
Madeline runs the firm with her partner, Easy Boudreau (Hornsby), the very lawyer who helped set her free after 10 years in prison. Their team also includes investigator Bodie Quick (Kartheiser) and communications director Violet Price (James), who runs a true-crime podcast that follows each investigation.
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.