‘For the People’ Cancelled By ABC After 2 Seasons
ABC is no longer ‘For the People‘ as the US network cancels the legal drama after two seasons.
‘For The People’ was set in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (a.k.a. “The Mother Court”). The show followed six talented young lawyers working on opposite sides of the law and handling the most high-profile and high-stakes federal cases in the country. These young lawyers were put to the test both personally and professionally as their lives intersect in and out of America’s most prestigious trial court.
The characters included best friends Sandra Bell (Britt Robertson) and Allison Adams (Jasmin Savoy Brown) who served as public defenders alongside Jay Simmons (Wesam Keesh) and their boss, Federal Public Defender Jill Carlan (Hope Davis). They faced off against prosecutors Seth Oliver (Ben Rappaport), Leonard Knox (Regé-Jean Page), Kate Littlejohn (Susannah Flood) and their supervisor, chief of the Criminal Division in the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Roger Gunn (Ben Shenkman).
The cancellation had been somewhat expected, given the show is one of the lowest rated on the network. It’s a rare misstep for production powerhouse Shondaland, who are the people behind hits such as ‘Grey’s Anatomy’, ‘Scandal’, and ‘How to Get Away with Murder’. Whilst ABC had been the main home for Shondaland series for a number of years, in 2017 the production company signed a multi-year deal to produce new series and other projects for Netflix.
‘For the People’ was created by Shondaland’s Paul William Davies, who executive produces alongside Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers and Tom Verica.
We are still waiting to see if Sky Witness airs the 2nd (and now final) season of ‘For the People‘ in the UK, which is currently being broadcast in the US. We’ll let you know if and when we get a UK premiere date.
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