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Paramount+ UK Picks Up US Crime Drama ‘Accused’ To Air In January From The People Behind ’24’ & ‘Homeland’

Based on the UK series of the same name

by Dave Elliott

Paramount+ UK Picks Up US Crime Drama ‘Accused’ To Air In January From The People Behind ’24’ & ‘Homeland’

Streaming service Paramount+ has picked up the UK broadcast rights to the FOX crime drama Accused, developed by Howard Gordon (24, Homeland), based on the UK series of the same name.

From Emmy Award-winning producer Howard Gordon, the co-creator of landmark television, such as Homeland, and the showrunner of 24, comes ‘Accused’ – a collection of 15 intense, topical and exquisitely human stories of crime and punishment. Each episode is a fast-paced provocative thriller, exploring a different crime, in a different city, with an entirely original cast.

Based on the BBC’s BAFTA-winning crime anthology, Accused opens in a courtroom on the defendant, with viewers knowing nothing about their crime or how they ended up on trial. Told from the defendant’s point of view through flashbacks, the show holds a mirror up to current times with evocative and emotional stories. In the end, audiences will discover how an ordinary person gets caught up in extraordinary circumstances, and how one impulsive decision can impact the course of that life – and the lives of others — forever.

The cast for season one includes Rachel Bilson (The O.C.), Academy Award Nominee Abigail Breslin (Zombieland, Scream Queens, Little Miss Sunshine), Megan Boone (The Blacklist), Aaron Ashmore (Killjoys, Warehouse 13, Smallville), Jason Ritter (Raising Dion, Happy Endings), Betsy Brandt (Breaking Bad), Emmy Winner Michael Chiklis (The Shield, Gotham), Whitney Cummings (Whitney, 2 Broke Girls), Jack Davenport (The Morning Show, Ten Percent, Pirates of the Caribbean), Emmy Winner Margo Martindale (Justified, The Americans), Emmy Nominee Molly Parker (House of Cards, Lost In Space), Emmy Winner Rhea Perlman (Barbie, Cheers, Star Wars: The Bad Batch), Wendell Pierce (The Wire, Jack Ryan, Suits), Emmy Nominee Malcolm-Jamal Warner (The Resident, Suits, American Crime Story), and more.

Developed by Howard Gordon (Homeland, 24) and executive-produced by Gordon, Alex Gansa (Homeland, 24) and David Shore (House, The Good Doctor), Accused once again fearlessly takes on the hottest topics of our time. Academy Award Winner Marlee Matlin, Emmy Winner Billy Porter, Renowned Indigenous Filmmaker Tazbah Rose Chavez and Emmy Winner Michael Chiklis direct episodes.

Accused‘ Season 1 will premiere Thursday,  4th January 2024 on Paramount+ UK and will be a bi-weekly release dropping the first five episodes together.

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