HBO Orders New Show "Criminal Justice," Starring James Gandolfini

HBO Orders New Show "Criminal Justice," Starring James Gandolfini

James Gandolfini is returning to HBOAccording to Deadline, the former Sopranos star is set to headline Criminal Justice, a new show loosely based on the 2008 award-winning BBC series of the same name.

The original show consisted of two five-episode seasons, each "chronicling the journey of a person charged with murder through the justice system, and each featuring new characters and cast." The HBO version will reportedly be slightly different, however - it will be based on the plot of the first season of the British series, which followed a man who, after picking up a drunk girl and going back to her apartment for a drunken, drug-fueled night, is charged with murder when he wakes up the next morning to find her stabbed to death. Gandolfini will portray a lawyer "who trolls for clients at police precincts" and takes on the man as his client.

So far, Gandolfini has officially committed to the series, and HBO has given it a pilot order.

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[via Deadline]

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