Hand of God (Amazon 2014, Ron Perlman Dana Delany) 

Created and written by Ben Watkins, and marking the television debut of renowned filmmaker Marc Forster, Hand of God stars Golden Globe winner Ron Perlman in his first lead television role since Sons of Anarchy as the honorable justice Pernell Harris.

The show centers on Judge Harris, a hard-living, law-bending married man with a high-end call girl on the side, who suffers a mental breakdown and goes on a vigilante quest to find the rapist who tore his family apart. With no real evidence to go on, Pernell begins to rely on “visions” and “messages” he believes are being sent by God through Pernell’s ventilator-bound son.

Hand of God also stars Dana Delany as the Judge’s protective wife Crystal Harris, Garret Dillahunt as KD, the born-again sociopath whose violent tendencies are exploited by Pernell, Andre Royo as the slick, smart, gregarious, and greedy mayor Robert ‘Bobo’ Boston, Alona Tal as Pernell’s grieving daughter-in-law Jocelyn Harris, Julian Morris as the questionable preacher Paul Curtis, Elizabeth McLaughlin as the preacher’s sultry girlfriend Alicia, and Emayatzy Corinealdi as Pernell’s call girl and confidante Tessie.

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In season two the hard-living, law-bending king of San Vicente, “Judge Maximum” has finally hit bottom as he faces trial for the murder of a cop. While his visions and the ghost of his son will slowly lead Pernell through a conspiracy that is bigger than he could have imagined, they will threaten his relationship with his wife and everything he holds dear. This season, Judge Maximum must fight on two fronts – to restore his sanity and gain his freedom.

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production details
Country: USA | Amazon
Release Year: 2014

Ben Watkins as Creator/Executive Producer
Brian Wilkins as Executive Producer
Jeff King as Executive Producer
Jillian Kugler as Co-Executive Producer
Marc Forster as Executive Producer

cast
Ron Perlman as Judge Pernell Harris
Dana Delany as Crystal Harris
Garret Dillahunt as KD
Alona Tal as Jocelyn Harris
Andre Royo as Robert ‘Bobo’ Boston
Elizabeth McLaughlin as Alicia Hopkins

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