We see you ABC and we applaud you. You’re casting a new television show and you’re like, let us fill out with all of the most beautiful people. And to top it off, it’s a legal soap? Yes please. Give us more and give it to us now.
Judgement, the legal soap opera, was ordered to pilot in December. Now the casting has started and leading the pack is a Sex/Life star. Sarah Shahi has been cast in the role of Mia Bahari who is described as a woman in, “two distinct periods of her life. In one, she’s a brilliant, successful Appeals Court judge being vetted for the U.S. Supreme Court…so long as her dark and painful secrets don’t derail the nomination. In another, she’s a young spitfire of an attorney, painfully awkward at times but ingenious when it comes to navigating the many nuances of the law. She’s also caught romantically between two feuding brothers who are at the root of the very things she’s trying to hide from her Supreme Court investigators.”
Not gonna lie, Shahi’s role sounds intriguing.
Not long after her casting was announced, Reid Scott (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) and François Arnaud (Midnight, Texas) were announced to star opposite Shahi.
According to Deadline Scott’s character, Tommy Quinn is a, “high-powered defense attorney and partner at one of D.C.’s most successful law firms. He’s charming, confident and — some might say — deliciously arrogant. He’s the brother of Deputy Solicitor General Leo Quinn (Arnaud) and finds himself instantly attracted to Leo’s lawyer girlfriend, Mia (Shahi), who he lures to his firm for reasons that might not be entirely above board.”
Arnauds character, Quinn is, “a driven, righteous D.C. attorney, currently serving as Deputy Solicitor General. He and his brother Tommy have a contentious history, which isn’t helped when Tommy hires Leo’s girlfriend to work at his firm. Sweet and intelligent, Leo is an incredibly supportive partner, a proud feminist and is happy to help Mia achieve her goals, but when those goals begin to conflict with his own ambitions, it will test his deepest beliefs and his relationship.”
All of these characters sound complex and amazing. We can’t wait to see how this progresses and hope that we get to meet them all soon.
What do you think? Does Judgement sound like a show that you will watch?