Amazon Orders Trial from David E. Kelley

Amazon Original Series stars Oscar winners Billy
Bob Thornton
and William
, along with Olivia Thirlby, Maria
and Molly Parker, and is written by David
E. Kelley
and Jonathan
, Executive Produced by Kelley, Shapiro and Ross
and Directed by David

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon today announced it has greenlit dramatic Amazon
Original Series Trial to debut exclusively on Prime Video in the
US, UK, Germany, Austria, and Japan next year. The new series stars
Oscar winners Billy
Bob Thornton
(Fargo) and William
(Broadcast News), along with Olivia
(Juno), Maria
(Prisoners) and Molly
(House of Cards). Trial is written by David
E. Kelley
(Ally McBeal) and Jonathan
(The Practice); executive produced by Kelley, Shapiro
and Ross
(Lights Out); and directed by David
(Madam Secretary).

“Billy Bob Thornton, William Hurt and David E. Kelley are world-class
talents who have achieved longstanding success in captivating
storytelling,” said Roy Price, Vice President, Amazon Studios. “We are
excited to bring this series to our customers next year.”

Trial stars Thornton, Hurt, Thirlby and Bello in the ultimate
David vs. Goliath battle fought in the 21st century American
legal system. The series follows a down-and-out lawyer (Thornton) as he
seeks redemption. His one shot depends on getting justice in a legal
system where truth has become a commodity, and the scales of justice
have never been more heavily weighed toward the rich and powerful.

Trial will be available for Prime members to stream and enjoy
through the Amazon Video app for TVs, connected devices and mobile
devices, or online at,
at no additional cost to their membership. The series will be available
in SD and HD, as well as in 4K Ultra HD and High Dynamic Range (HDR) on
compatible smart TVs. Customers who are not already Prime members can
sign up for a free trial at

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 Hand of GodBosch,

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Dora the ExplorerTeam Umizoomi,
and Blue’s Clues.

Prime members can look forward to new and returning original series
premiering this year such as the second season of Transparent on
December 11, along with Mozart in the Jungle premiering later
this year. Coming in 2016 will be the second seasons of Bosch and
romantic comedy Catastrophe, along with the debut season of The
New Yorker Presents
and Mad Dogs.

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