James Marsden is one of 11 actors out to lead “fellow jurors” on the legal crisis of their lives. jury dutyA docu-style comedy series is headed to Amazon’s freebie this spring.
with its first four episodes premiering Friday, April 7 (followed by two weekly drops of two episodes each), jury duty aims to “chronicle the inner workings of an American jury trial through the eyes of a special juror, Ronald Gladden,” a solar contractor from San Diego.
what a pleasure Not there Know that the entire case being tried is fake… Everyone except him – including one-time X-Man Marsden – is an actor… And whatever happens, happens inside the courtroom Is And Outside, carefully planned. (Watch the first trailer above.)
In addition to Marsden, who plays an “alternate version” of himself, the cast of jurors, court staff and judges includes Alan Barinholtz (History of the World, Part II), Susan Berger (brooklyn nine-nine), Cassandra Blair (hacks), David Brown, Kirk Fox (reservation dog), Ross Kimball, Pramod Kumar, Trisha Lafche, Mekki Leiper (sex life of college girls), Brandon Loeser, Eddie Modica (Made for Love), Rashida “Sheedz” Olayiwola (South side), Kerry O’Neill (murderville), Whitney Rice, Maria Russell, Ishmael Sahid, Ben Seward, Ron Song and Evan Williams.
,jury duty originated with a question: was it possible to make a sitcom like Office How about a trial, populate it with brilliant comedians, and put a real person at the center of the show, who doesn’t realize he’s surrounded by actors? executive producer Todd Schulman said in a statement. “We honestly didn’t know, but when we pitched the freebie we pretended like it was a sure thing. Thank god we pulled it off.
Adds Marsden, “I was interested in the challenge of creating a hero’s journey for someone who has no idea that the world around him is completely constructed, and this high-wire act allows him to unite this family of wonderful weirdos.” can inspire to do or not the process under the process to serve becomes a motivational leader for all of us jury duty,
would you report for the freeway jury duty in April?