James Marsden is currently serving on the jury for his latest TV role.
Amazon Freevee has released a trailer and announced the premiere date for its upcoming docu-style comedy. Duties of the JuryThe first four episodes of the series starring an alternate version of Marsden will drop on Friday, April 7, then two new episodes will run through the finale on April 21.
Duties of the Jury A memoir of the inner workings of an American jury trial. The show had a major twist in that one jury, Ronald Gladden, who is a solar contractor from San Diego, California, is a real-life member of the public. Unbeknownst to him, he was taking part in a fake trial and was surrounded by actors. Everything that happened inside and outside the courtroom was carefully planned. But as far as Gelden was concerned. It’s really a court case.
Early in the show, Marsden attempts to leave jury duty by declaring: “I am a known public figure,” to which the judge (Alan Barinholtz) replies: “Respectfully, I don’t remember you.” See the trailer above for more from this “Jury” and “Trial,” as well as Ronald’s seriousness.
In addition to Marsden and Barinholtz, the comedian ensemble includes Susan Berger, Cassandra Blair, David Brown, Kirk Fox, Ross Kimball, Pramode Kumar, Trisha LaFache, Mekki Leeper, Brandon Loeser, Edy Modica, Rashida “Sheedz” Olayiwola, Kerr. Harry O’Neill, Whitney Rice, Maria Russell, Ishmel Sahid, Ben Seward, Ron Song and Evan Williams.
“What interests me is the challenge of creating a hero’s journey for someone who doesn’t know that the world around him is completely constructed. And will this noble act allow him to unite this strange family? and in the process became inspired A leader for all of us under the process of service. Duties of the JuryMarsden said in a statement.
“Duties of the Jury Arose from the question of whether it was possible to make a sitcom. office judicial put a good comedian and really took people To be at the center of a show that doesn’t know itself is surrounded by actors?” adds executive producer Todd Schulman. “We really don’t know. But when we offered this to Freevee, we pretended it was a sure thing. Thank God we pulled it out.”
Lauren Anderson, Head of AVOD Original Content and Unscripted Programming at Amazon Studios, said: “There are no guarantees, but ambitions. Creativity, humor, and desire to do something different, but be very careful. That’s what draws us to this wildly creative concept from this incredible group of makers. How do we respond when the strangest moments arise in something as mundane as jury duty? We hope viewers will be amazed by what they see and appreciate what the show has to say about humanity.”
Duties of the Jury Produced by David Bernad, Lee Eisenberg, Ruben Fleischer, Nicholas Hatton, Cody Heller, Schulman, Gene Stupnitsky, Jake Szymanski and Andrew Weinberg. Eisenberg and Stupnitsky co-created the series. Heller served as host and Szymanski directed.
Duties of the JurySeries premiere, Friday April 7, Amazon Freevee