New US TV series ‘Rebel Law’ will feature a gay lawyer


US broadcaster CBS has announced it’s commissioned a new TV series that focuses on the life of a gay lawyer.

Rebel Law is a legal drama project from Kit Williamson, who wrote the web series Eastsiders.

According to industry web site Deadline, the show will be run by former Royal Pains show-runner Michael Rauch, and will be produced Lisa Kudrow and Dan Bucatinsky’s company Is Or Isn’t Entertainment.

The show will follow an openly gay attorney who returns to his Mississippi hometown to join his family’s multigenerational law practice. Writer Williamson has said that he has drawn on his own family experience for the show, noting that there are many lawyers in his family.

No cast has been announced at this point.

Kudrow and Buccatinsky previous produced the comedy series Web Therapy. Bucatinsky is best known for his acting role as James Novak on the TV show Scandal. He’s married to Hollywood writer and director Don Roos.

 OIP Staff


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