Goliath (TV series)


Goliath (formerly known as Trial ) is an American legal drama web television series by Amazon Studios . The show was commissioned with a straight-to-order series of eight episodes on December 1, 2015, [3] and premiered on October 13, 2016, on Amazon Video . [4] [5] On February 15, 2017, Amazon announced the series had been renewed for a second season. [6]

Cast

  • Billy Bob Thornton as Billy McBride, co-founder and co-founder of Cooperative McDonald Cooperative and Donald Cooperman. He washed out of the firm and became an alcoholic after a murder suspect he got acquitted on a technicality went on to kill an entire family. He lives in an extended-stay hotel by the Santa Monica Pier . [7]
  • William Hurt as Donald Cooperman, McBride’s partner in founding Cooperman McBride. He is disfigured with facial burns, and functions as recluse: he rarely ever leaves his office, and most people at the firm have never seen him. He monitors meetings and depositions remotely by cameras. Without the staff’s knowledge, he has the entire office bugged, giving him access to everything that happens. He holds a grudge against McBride. [8]
  • Maria Bello as Michelle McBride, Billy’s ex-wife and a partner at Cooperman McBride. She is angry with McBride, but respects her legal skills and is still fond of him. [9]
  • Olivia Thirlby as Lucy Kittridge, a young associate at Cooperman McBride who cooperatively installs on the Larson case and later seduces. [10]
  • Nina Arianda as Patty Solis-Papagian, a DUI lawyer and real estate agent, who brings Rachel Kennedy’s case to McBride. [11]
  • Molly Parker as Callie Senate, a senior lawyer at the firm who previously used a relationship with Cooperman to advance her career. [12]
  • Tania Raymonde as Brittany Gold, a prostitute who cares about Billy McBride and sometimes works as his legal assistant. [13]
  • Sarah Wynter as Gina Larson, widow of Ryan Larson (who worked at Borns Tech and is assumed to have committed suicide by blowing himself up on a boat). [14]
  • Britain Dalton as Jason Larson, sound of Ryan and Gina. He eventually becomes the plaintiff in the case. [15]
  • Damon Gupton as Leonard Letts, corporate counsel to Borns Tech.
  • Diana Hopper as Denise McBride, Billy and Michelle’s teenage daughter.
  • Dwight Yoakam as Wendell Corey, CEO of Borns Tech. [16]
  • Harold Perrineau as Judge Roston Keller, the presiding judge on the Larson case. [16]
  • Ever Carradine as Rachel Kennedy, Ryan’s sister, and the original plaintiff in the wrongful death case against Borns Tech.
  • Kevin Weisman as Ned Berring, an employee at Borns Tech and a key witness in the case.
  • Jason Ritter as FBI Agent Farley.
  • Julie Brister as Marva Jefferson, Billy’s legal assistant.

Episodes

No. title Directed by Written by Original release date
1 “Of Mice and Men” Lawrence Trilling David E. Kelley & Jonathan Shapiro October 13, 2016
2 “Pride and Prejudice” Alik Sakharov Jonathan Shapiro & David E. Kelley October 13, 2016
3 “Game On” Bill D’Elia Jonathan Shapiro & David E. Kelley October 13, 2016
4 “It’s Donald” Alik Sakharov Jonathan Shapiro October 13, 2016
5 “Cover Your Ass” Anthony Hemingway Jonathan Shapiro October 13, 2016
6 “Line of Fire” Lawrence Trilling Jonathan Shapiro October 13, 2016
7 “Beauty and the Beast” Lawrence Trilling Jonathan Shapiro & David E. Kelley October 13, 2016
8 “Citizens United” Lawrence Trilling Jonathan Shapiro & David E. Kelley October 13, 2016

Reception

The show received favorable reviews Generally, scoring 65 out of 100 we Metacritic based on 26 critics. [17] Rotten Tomatoes gave the first season a 77% “Certified Fresh” rating based were 35 reviews, with an average score of 6.04 / 10 and the general consensus “Compelling performances from an excellent cast, led by standout Billy Bob Thornton-propel David E. Kelley’s Goliath into must-watch TV territory. ” [18]

At the 74th Golden Globe Awards , Billy Bob Thornton won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Drama Series for his work on this show. [19]

References

  1. Jump up^ Goldrich, Robert (November 10, 2016). “GenPop’s Bill Yukich Directs” Goliath “Opening Title Sequence” . Shoot . Retrieved March 26, 2017 .
  2. Jump up^ GOLIATH | Opening Title SequenceonVimeo. Retrieved June 8, 2017.
  3. Jump up^ Andreeva, Nellie (October 15, 2015). “Amazon Confirms David E. Kelley Drama Series ‘Trial’ Starring Billy Bob Thornton” . Deadline.com . Retrieved October 15, 2016 .
  4. Jump up^ Andreeva, Nellie (December 1, 2015). “Amazon Sets David E. Kelley Drama ‘Trial’ Starring Billy Bob Thornton” . Deadline.com . Retrieved April 20, 2016 .
  5. Jump up^ Schwartz, Ryan (August 7, 2016). “Transparent Season 3, High Castle Season 2, Woody Allen Comedy and Others Get Amazon Premiere Dates” . TVLine .
  6. Jump up^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 15, 2017). “‘Goliath’ Renewed For Season 2 With Clyde Phillips As New Showrunner” . Deadline . Retrieved February 16, 2017 .
  7. Jump up^ Andreeva, Nellie (July 23, 2015). “Billy Bob Thornton To Star In David E. Kelley’s Amazon Drama ‘Trial ‘ ” . Deadline.com . Retrieved April 20,2016 .
  8. Jump up^ Wagmeister, Elizabeth (August 24, 2015). ” ‘ Trial’: William Hurt Joins Cast of Amazon Legal Drama from David E. Kelley” . Variety . Retrieved April 20, 2016 .
  9. Jump up^ Andreeva, Nellie (August 26, 2015). “Maria Bello Joins David Kelley’s Amazon Drama Series ‘Trial ‘ ” . Deadline.com . Retrieved April 20,2016 .
  10. Jump up^ Andreeva, Nellie (August 20, 2015). “Olivia Thirlby To Co-Star In David E. Kelley’s Amazon Pilot ‘Trial ‘ ” . Deadline.com . Retrieved April 20, 2016.
  11. Jump up^ Petski, Denise (March 3, 2016). “Nina Arianda Joins David Kelley’s Amazon Drama ‘Trial ‘ ” . Deadline.com . Retrieved April 20, 2016 .
  12. Jump up^ Pedersen, Erik (November 11, 2015). “Molly Parker Cast As Judge In David E. Kelley’s Amazon Drama Series ‘Trial ‘ ” . Deadline.com . Retrieved April 20, 2016 .
  13. Jump up^ Petski, Denise (March 25, 2016). “Jeff Pierre Goes ‘Beyond’ For Freeform; Tania Raymonde Joins ‘Trial ‘ ” . Deadline.com . Retrieved April 20, 2016 .
  14. Jump up^ Andreeva, Nellie (September 12, 2015). “Sarah Wynter Cast In Amazon Drama ‘Trial ‘ ” . Deadline.com . Retrieved April 20, 2016 .
  15. Jump up^ Petski, Denise (November 10, 2015). “Alysia Reiner Joins ‘Rosewood’ Britain Dalton in ‘Trial ‘ ” . Deadline.com . Retrieved April 20, 2016 .
  16. ^ Jump up to:b Petski, Denise (June 15, 2016). “Dwight Yoakam Joins David E. Kelley’s Amazon Drama Series’ Goliath, Harold Perrineau Also Cast” . Deadline.com . Retrieved September 20, 2016 .
  17. Jump up^ ” Goliath – Season 1 Reviews” . Metacritic . CBS Interactive . Retrieved January 9, 2017 .
  18. Jump up^ ” Goliath : Season 1″ . Rotten Tomatoes . Fandango . Retrieved January 9, 2017 .
  19. Jump up^ Wagmeister, Elizabeth (January 9, 2017). “Billy Bob Thornton Wins Golden Globe for Best Actor in Drama TV Series for ‘Goliath'” . Variety . Retrieved January 9, 2017 .

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