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‘So Help Me Todd’: UKTV’s Alibi Sets August Premiere Date For Crime Dramedy

Marcia Gay Harden and Skylar Astin star

by Dave Elliott
'So Help Me Todd': UKTV's Alibi Sets August Premiere Date For Crime Dramedy

‘So Help Me Todd’: UKTV’s Alibi Sets August Premiere Date For Crime Dramedy

UKTV channel Alibi has set an August UK premiere date for crime dramedy So Help Me Todd the broadcaster has announced.

Academy Award winner Marcia Gay Harden (‘Law & Order: SVU’, ‘The Morning Show’, ‘Pollock’) and Skylar Astin (‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’, ‘Pitch Perfect’) star as razor-sharp, meticulous attorney Margaret Wright (Harden) and Todd (Astin), her talented but aimless son whom she hires as her law firm’s in-house investigator.

As the black sheep of the Wright family, Todd is a laidback, quick-thinking, former private detective who fell on hard times after his flexible interpretation of the law got his license revoked. Margaret’s penchant for excellence and strict adherence to the law is at complete odds with Todd’s scrappy methods of finding his way through sticky situations.

When Todd inadvertently teams with his mother on a case, she’s surprised to find herself duly impressed by – and proud of – his crafty ability to sleuth out information with his charm and his wide-ranging tech savvy. At last, Margaret sees a way to put her son on a “suitable” path to living an adult, financially solvent life she approves of, and she asks him to join her firm.

Todd agrees since it means getting his license back and once again doing the job he excels at and loves. Mother and son working together is a big first step toward mending their fragile, dysfunctional relationship, and they may even come away with a better understanding of each other. But whether Todd and Margaret will be able to accept each other for who they are is another case entirely.

Alongside Harden and Astin, the series also stars Madeline Wise (‘Star Trek: Picard’, ‘Single Drunk Female’) as Allison, Todd’s married sister and an ER doctor; Tristen J. Winger (‘Bigger’, ‘Insecure’) as Lyle, an in-house investigator at Margaret’s firm; Inga Schlingmann (‘Take Two’, ‘Life Coach’) as Susan, Todd’s ex-girlfriend and a lawyer at Margaret’s firm;  And Rosa Evangelina Arredondo (‘Roswell, New Mexico’, ‘Still Alice’) as Francey, Margaret’s executive assistant.

The dramedy is created by Scott Prendergast, who serves as executive producer and co-showrunner alongside Elizabeth Klaviter. The series has already been renewed for Season 2.

So Help Me Todd‘ Season 1 premieres Tuesday, 29th August 2023 at 9pm on UKTV’s Alibi.

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