Apple TV+ Orders ‘Presumed Innocent’ TV Series From J.J. Abrams, David E. Kelley

3 Feb

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Apple TV+ have announced a reimagined adaptation of ‘Presumed Innocent’ is in the works following a series order for the streaming service.

The eight-episode limited series based on the acclaimed book of the same name by Scott Turow will be reimagined for the screen by David E. Kelley (‘Big Little Lies,’ ‘Nine Perfect Strangers’), who serves as showrunner and executive producer alongside Dustin Thomason ('Castle Rock'), J.J. Abrams and Bad Robot’s Ben Stephenson.

Previously the subject of a hit 1990 film starring Harrison Ford, later spawning a spin-off TV miniseries in 1992 and movie sequel in 2010, the upcoming courtroom thriller adaptation is described by Apple as being centred around “a horrific murder that upends the Chicago Prosecuting Attorney’s Office when one of its own is suspected of the crime.”

No casting details have been announced just yet but Kelley’s storytelling calibre has us very excited with his reimagining set to explore obsession, sex, politics, and the power and limits of love, as the accused fights to hold his family and marriage together.

Fun Fact: This is the second book adaptation by Apple to have previously been the subject of a hit film starring Harrison Ford following 2021’s adaptation of ‘The Mosquito Coast.’

Sigmund Judge
Sigmund is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of ScreenTimes where he began his Apple TV coverage in 2016. With an unwavering passion for Apple, storytelling and storytellers alike, he writes about Apple TV with a focus on the arts, development, tvOS, home theatre and accessibility. Sigmund also co-host’s Magic Rays of Light, a weekly podcast exploring the world of Apple TV and the many talents bringing our screens to life.