Canterbury’s Law (Fox 2008, Julianna Margulies, Linus Roache)

From executive producers Denis Leary and Jim Serpico (“Rescue Me,” “The Job”) and writer Dave Erickson (“Murder in Greenwich”) comes Canterbury’s Law, a courtroom drama about a rebellious female defense attorney who’s willing to bend the law in order to protect the wrongfully accused.

ELIZABETH CANTERBURY (Julianna Margulies, “ER”) is a force of nature. An attorney on the rise, she puts her career on the line to take on risky and unpopular cases, even when they take a toll on her personal life. Elizabeth and her law professor husband MATTHEW CANTERBURY (Linus Roache), haunted by the disappearance of their young son, have settled in Providence, Rhode Island, in an attempt to distance themselves from the tragedy and put their relationship back together.

But those goals become elusive whenever Elizabeth’s work provides a stark reminder of the justice absent in their own lives. At the office, Canterbury has surrounded herself with a brilliant but motley crew of attorneys. RUSSELL CROSS (Ben Shenkman, “Pi,” “Angels in America”) was forced out of the Providence District Attorney’s Office when he went toe-to-toe with his morally bankrupt boss, D.A. Zach Williams.

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His reputation tarnished, Russell turned to Canterbury, the only attorney willing to take him in. Now Russell provides a much-needed voice of reason for Canterbury even when she doesn’t want to hear it, his position of influence well-earned by their years of friendship.

CHESTER FIELDS (Jocko Sims) and MOLLY McCONNELL (Trieste Dunn) are the associates rounding out Canterbury’s legal crew. Chester is a blue-blooded congressman’s son who is embarrassed by his privileged upbringing and has turned his back on politics. Molly, in contrast, is headstrong, passionate and quick to take sides – even if she finds herself in the opposite corner from Canterbury.

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Julianna Margulies as Elizabeth Canterbury
Linus Roache as Matthew Canterbury
Ben Shenkman as Russell Cross
Keith Robinson as Chester Fields
Trieste Dunn as Molly McConnell

key behind the scenes crew
Dave Erickson as Creator/Co-Executive Producer
Denis Leary as Executive Producer
Jim Serpico as Executive Producer
Julianna Margulies as producer
Mike Figgis as Executive Producer/Director of Pilot
Walon Green as Executive Producer

show type
legal drama

broadcast from
3/10/2008 – 4/18/2008
1 season with 6 episodes in total.

network and production companies
Fox – Apostle Productions – Canterbury Productions – Sony Pictures Television

Alastair James is the editor in chief for Memorable TV. He has been involved in media since his university days. Alastair is passionate about television, and some of his favourite shows include Line of Duty, Luther and Traitors. He is always on the lookout for hot new shows, and is always keen to share his knowledge with others.