Screen Rant is scornful to present an exclusive first look at Fox’s new crime collection series Accused.
Based on the BAFTA Award-winning BBC series of the exact name, Accused takes a new approach to the classic crime series, with the story developing from the defendant’s point of view each week.
The accused begins in the courtroom and will research the events that led to the defendant’s trial, what the crime was, & who the saint is throughout the episode.
This is not the standard police procedural that follows researchers on a case as they search for hints to discover who the guilty party is. Accused flips the narrative on its head, displaying what led normal people to commit these crimes.
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The cast and executive producer of Accused provide new details about the series in Screen Rant’s exclusive first peek whitney Cummings argues that this is not a series intended to make the audience feel at ease, and Michael Chiklis agrees that it is not a series that can be viewed passively.
Margo Martindale provides the idea of a mystery emerging through flashbacks & Jason Ritter adds that the past and present from two tales merge into one.
The accused can take a completely different approach to the criminal court system on television by viewing these events from the defendant’s standpoint.
By sharing their story, they can raise justice issues, whether police or vigilante, justification, and innocence.
Each episode of Accused has a fresh star-studded cast, with Michael Chiklis allegedly playing a surgeon and family man who is presented with an agonizing decision when he suspects his son is preparing an attack at school.
Accused can also integrate the human element into the mystery since knowing the answer has actual repercussions for the character through which the audience sees the narrative rather than the amount of detachment that an investigation in a show like CSI or Law & Order permits.
Rachel Bilson, Abigail Breslin, Whitney Cummings, Jack Davenport, Margo Martindale, Molly Parker, Rhea Perlman, Wendell Pierce, and Malcolm-Jamal Warner will also star in one of the fifteen tough topical cases each week on Accused. Michael Chiklis, Marlee Matlin, Billy Porter, and Tazbah Rose Chavez are all set to direct.