Global is teaming with NBC on another one of those cross border crime dramas. The Firm, from Entertainment One (Rookie Blue), is an update of the John Grisham best seller. No cast has been announced yet for the 2011-12 mid-season drama, but it will be shot in Toronto so presumably there`ll be some Canucks. Here`s Grisham with an overview.
The story will pick up 10 years from the Tom Cruise movie, with crusading lawyer Mitchell McDeere trying to rebuild his life. Alyson Feltes (The Associates, Shattered) joins the team of executive producers which is headed by Lukas Reiter (The Practice).
The Firm likely won`t premiere until sometime in 2012. Besides Rookie Blue (back in June), Global has Combat Hospital (originally titled The Hot Zone) on its cross border docket. Co-produced by Canada, the U.S. and the U.K., the ABC summer series has been described as ER set in Afghanistan. Elias Koteas and Michelle Borth star.
A similar medical drama, Off The Map (which starred two Canadians), has already come and gone in mid-season.
With Flashpoint back on CBS Fridays (replacing quickly yanked Chaos) this summer is shaping up to be another U.S. network showcase for Toronto-lensed shows.