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Anthony Anderson To Star In ‘Public Defenders’ Comedy Pilot

Anthony Anderson (Black-ish) is set to star in the single-camera comedy pilot “Public Defenders.”  The series comes from Acapulco and Duncanville writer Eddie Quintana and McG.

The logline is as follows:

Up to their earholes in student loan debt, four inexperienced public defenders work tirelessly to keep their clients out of jail. Along the way, they have to rely on each other to navigate their first defendants, the absurd court system, and the copy machine that always jams.

According to Deadline, Anderson will play Marshall, the public defenders’ boss. He has seen every kind of public defender come through his office, and now that he’s a deputy-in-charge, he sees it as his responsibility to transform his deputies into cutthroat defense attorneys. Marshall’s hard line is revealed to be tough love, as he’s deeply protective of them.

Randall Einhorn has been tapped to direct the pilot. Liz Astrof is set as showrunner.

Quintana is the writer and executive producer behind the pilot.  McG, Mary Viola and Corey Marsh of Wonderland Sound and Vision will also serve as executive producers.

20th Television is the studio.

Anderson starred for eight seasons on ABC’s Black-ish, which he also executive produced, earning seven Emmy nominations for Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and sharing in four Comedy Series nominations.

If the show receives a series order it will air on ABC and stream on Hulu in the US and should release on Disney+ around the world.

Source: Deadline

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