AXN viewers will be able to enjoy a two-hour premiere of The Firm on 19 February 2012, on the same day it airs across 126 million households on SPT channels globally in Asia, Latin America, Central Europe, Iberia, Italy, Africa, Russia and the Baltics.
An AXN original series based on John Grisham’s bestselling novel, the TV reïncarnation picks up ten years after the movie of the same name starring Tom Cruise. Young hot shot lawyer, Mitch McDeere, brought down a Memphis law firm fronting the Chicago mob. Mitch and his family attempt to reclaim their lives by moving to Washington DC to start their own firm after leaving the Federal Witness Protection Program. However, the past has a way of catching up with them.
The stellar cast includes Josh Lucas (The Lincoln Lawyer) as Mitch McDeere, Molly Parker (Deadwood) as Abby McDeere, Calum Keith Rennie (Shattered, The Killing) as Ray McDeere, and Juliette Lewis (Natural Born Killers) as Mitch’s receptionist, Tammy Hemphill. Other famous Canadians also starring in the show include Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica) as Alex Clark, the firm’s managing partner, and Shaun Majumder as Andrew Palmer, Mitch's leasion at Kinross & Clark.
Showrunner Lukas Reiter, a former prosecutor who has worked on The Practice and Boston Legal, was the one who first sought out John Grisham in the hopes of scripting a sequel and eventually got him on board as executive producer. On what to expect from the new Mitch, Reiter teased, “What made Mitch Mcdeere so special is his ability to find the hidden solution long after the average person believes there is no way out… There’s a great amount of fun to be had watching Josh Lucas find those solutions.”
Shot on location in Canada, The Firm will keep viewers on the edge of their seats and fans of Grisham can anticipate the same kinds of drama and thriller feel that made the book and the 1993 film adaptation so original!
The Firm premiered on 8 January 2012 in Canada on Global and in the USA on NBC. The series' international premiere is 19 February 2012 on AXN; check local listings for your channel for the exact time.