ABC Orders Pilot for Drama Described as ’12 Angry Men’ Meets ‘Serial’


ABC has given a drama pilot order to The Jury, which follows a single murder trial through the eyes of the jurors.

VJ Boyd (The Player, Justified) and Mark Bianculli created and wrote the pilot. Carol Mendelsohn (CSI, CSI: Cyber) and Julie Weitz, who runs Mendelsohn’s production company, will executive produce with Boyd. Bianculli is a co-executive producer.

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The show comes from Sony Pictures Television.

ABC describes The Jury as 12 Angry Men (which chronicled the complexities and biases inherit in the jury system) meets the podcast Serial, which unfolded week after week while focusing on one case.

Mendelsohn and Weitz are next behind NBC’s upcoming drama Game of Silence.